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How does the debt respite scheme impact on landlords?

The lockdowns of 2020 brought with them a number of legislative and procedural changes, particularly in connection with recovering debt and the possession of property, both commercial and residential.  The government had said that further restrictions would be lifted in…

Major Residential Leasehold Reforms Proposed

The Law Commission has recently announced plans to reform the English leasehold property system. The stated intention behind the Law Commission’s proposals is to make the system easier to use and more comprehensive for the parties involved. The Leasehold Reform (Ground…

Accounting for disrepair

This article is part two of a trilogy on dilapidations by Simon Hartley (Partner, Head of Property Litigation at RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP), co-authored by Andy Crook (Partner at Mercer & Hole). This article first featured in Estates Gazette on 20 February…

What makes a good dilapidations assessment?

This article is part one of a trilogy on dilapidations by Simon Hartley, (Partner, Head of Property Litigation at RadcliffesLeBrasseur LLP), David Blackmore (Director at Blackmore Consultancy) and Edward Shaw (Director at Savills). The article first featured in Estates Gazette…

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…