Recent developments bring change for commercial landlords

The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on all sectors of the economy, with retailers, hospitality and leisure businesses arguably feeling the most strain. As a result, some commercial tenants are currently looking to their landlords to help them in mitigating the impact of enforced closure. Retail tenants are reportedly pushing for so-called ‘pandemic […]

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Schemes to avoid payment of business rates

Due to the uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 panic many business are in a time of crisis, which in turn has left many landlord’s without tenants and empty properties. If a Landlord has a vacant property they will be responsible for business rates. A Landlord in general terms may receive a maximum of three months relief for […]

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New Commercial Property Code of Practice

The recent pandemic has placed a great deal of strain on all types of businesses and organisations. The UK Government has stepped in on a number of occasions to help ease the financial strain facing the country and one such measure has been the moratorium on forfeiture of commercial leases. This has meant that landlords […]

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Woodfines Covid-19 Podcasts #6

In the sixth episode of our Covid-19 podcasts, Suzanna Stephenson discusses the effects of the lockdown and emergency legislation on commercial landlords and tenants and the options for those considering taking a new lease on business premises.

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