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£1 Billion Building Safety Fund - Does Your High-Rise Qualify?

Friday, 03 July 2020

On 26 May 2020, the Government announced the availability of a £1 billion Building Safety Fund (Fund) designed to support landlords removing dangerous cladding from their residential buildings.

£1 Billion Building Safety Fund - Does Your High-Rise Qualify?

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New Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships

Wednesday, 01 July 2020

The aim of the new code of practice from the Government is to provide clarity for landlords and tenants when discussing rental payments and to encourage best practice to support all parties, so that the economy can recover swiftly.

New Code of Practice for Commercial Property Relationships

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

Government To Extend Protection For Commercial Tenants

Tuesday, 23 June 2020

On 19 June 2020, the Government announced its intentions to extend protections for businesses against eviction, seizure of goods and insolvency proceedings.

Government To Extend Protection For Commercial Tenants

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Coronavirus - Ban on Residential Evictions Extended Until August

Tuesday, 09 June 2020

The Government has announced that the current ban on evictions of renters in social or private accommodation will be extended to 23 August 2020.

Coronavirus - Ban on Residential Evictions Extended Until August

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Winding-Up Petitions During the Coronavirus Pandemic - All Creditors Restricted

Friday, 22 May 2020

On 23 April 2020, the Government announced proposed measures to restrict the use of statutory demands and winding up petitions during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. These were finally presented to Parliament on 20 May 2020.

Winding-Up Petitions During The Coronavirus Pandemic - All Creditors Restricted

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Coronavirus and Possession Proceedings

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Is the current stay on possession proceedings lawful and do the courts have power to lift it?

Coronavirus and Possession Proceedings

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Can You Still Buy Property During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Since the lockdown was announced, there has been a misconception that buying a property is not an 'essential' task and so is against the law. This was never the case.

Can You Still Buy Property During the Coronavirus Pandemic?

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Rights of Light - What Property Owners Need to Know

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

Developers, or house owners carrying out extensions, should be wary of breaching neighbours' rights of light, or risk facing legal action.

Rights of Light - What Property Owners Need to Know

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Selling Your Residential Investment Property? Watch Out for Tax Changes

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Changes to Capital Gains Tax (CGT) announced last year came into effect on 6 April 2020. This could lead unwary investors open to extra tax charges and penalties.

Selling Your Residential Investment Property? Watch Out for Tax Changes

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Commercial Landlords and Tenants - Returning to Work After Coronavirus

Monday, 11 May 2020

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy is consulting on proposals to allow people to return to work in offices and shops. Although final recommendations are not yet known...

Commercial Landlords and Tenants - Returning to Work After Coronavirus

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Coronavirus - Landlords and Access to Telecoms Apparatus

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport has issued guidance aimed at telecommunications operators and landowners with telecoms apparatus on their land, to make sure that networks remain operational during the pandemic.

Coronavirus - Landlords and Access to Telecoms Apparatus

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Coronavirus - Can You Rely on Commercial Lease Guarantees?

Tuesday, 07 April 2020

With measures now in place to protect struggling commercial tenants, landlords may instead be considering claims against guarantors. Here are five things for landlords to think about before relying on guarantees.

Coronavirus - Can You Rely on Commercial Lease Guarantees?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

How Are Coronavirus Restrictions Impacting Contract Completion Dates?

Monday, 30 March 2020

Parties must now enter into a further contract to cover coronavirus (COVID-19) stay-at-home restrictions.

Row of Houses

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What Does Coronavirus Mean For Individuals Moving House?

Friday, 27 March 2020

New legislation came into force at 1pm on 26 March 2020, to impose restrictions in order to reduce the risk to public health arising from the Coronavirus.

What Does Coronavirus Mean For Individuals Moving House?

Articles & Blogs Coronavirus (Covid-19) Real Estate

Coronavirus - Permitted Development Rights to Be Flexed

Thursday, 26 March 2020

In an effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) whilst keeping the economy afloat, the government has announced new planning measures to enable restaurants, cafés and pubs to operate as hot food takeaways.

Coronavirus - Permitted Development Rights to Be Flexed