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Coronavirus - Options on non-payment of rent for commercial landlords

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Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the government has made a number of measures available for commercial tenants to assist them at this difficult time. Such measures include the temporary abolition of business rates, the deferment of VAT...

Airbnb and Assured Shorthold Tenancies: What can a landlord do?

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Since being founded in 2008, Airbnb has gone from the complete unknown to having hosted roughly 400 million guests worldwide. Surprisingly a year after its launch, the company was struggling to break-even but now has 31 offices and is estimated to have more...

Freehold Restrictive Covenants: Part 2 - Modification and Removal

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It is quite common for land or property to be subject to covenants which restrict certain use or activity on the land. As can be seen from the first part of this article , a covenant must satisfy certain conditions in order to be enforceable. ...

Freehold Restrictive Covenants: Part 1 - Validity and Enforceability

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It is quite common for land or property to be subject to covenants which restrict certain use or activity on the land. What is a covenant? Covenants are typically created where a land owner sells off a part of their...

Supreme Court Upholds Spirit of 1954 Act

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Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the 1954 Act), some tenants of commercial premises have the right to renew their leases indefinitely. The landlord cannot refuse the tenant a new lease, except on certain specific grounds. Once such ground, ground F,...