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Tenant protections extended and expanded

Eleventh hour extension to the stay on possession claims In a move which surprised many, the Civil Procedure (Amendment No. 5) (Coronavirus) Rules 2020 were laid before Parliament on 24 August 2020. They amend Civil Procedure Rule (“CPR”) 55.29(1) from 22 August…

More protection coming for commercial tenants

Hot on the heels of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which came into force on 25 March 2020, the government has announced more limitations on commercial landlords’ enforcement options to help tenants affected by the situation caused by COVID-19. Having already limited…

MEES now in force in relation to commercial property

The Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 (2015 SI No. 962) were put in place to meet obligations to improve energy efficiency under the Energy Act 2011, and to meet the UK’s targets for CO² reduction. These rules were brought…