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The Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill

The government introduced the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill on 9 November 2021, together with a new code of practice, which the government hopes to have passed by 25 March 2022. The intention behind the bill is to prioritise arbitration between landlords…

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…

Covid-19 – Commercial Property in the June quarter

In his numerous press briefings and speeches in Parliament, the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, has become synonymous with describing our current times as “unprecedented”. With reference to commercial property, this word could not be more apt. From 23 March all non-essential…

Clarity for Contracting Out

The Case of The Fragrance Shop Stores v The Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) General Partner Limited [2019] EWHC 1363 (Ch) offers some welcome clarity in the area of contracting out under sections 24-28 and 38A of the Landlord and…