Real Estate Law Blog

20 May 2020

Property adjustments required to ensure a safe return to work: Employment and Property law insights

As the UK eases its lock-down measures, employers need to start planning a safe return to work for staff.  In the short-term, this means providing a ‘COVID-19 secure’ environment, enabling staff to maintain social distancing whilst attending work.  

Moira Campbell

14 May 2020

The call for emergency legislation to protect doctors from GMC investigations for rationing decisions made during the Coronavirus crisis

Although everyone hopes the now much enhanced critical care capacity in the UK will meet the demand from patients, there is a growing concern that the time will come during the COVID-19 pandemic when the NHS will be overwhelmed and the need for lifesaving interventions will exceed available resources.

Julie Norris

30 April 2020

Ideas for Arrears - What can you do as a landlord if your tenant hasn’t paid its rent?

The government’s legal intervention by way of the Coronavirus Act 2020 impacts a landlord’s ability to seek possession of their property for non-payment of rent, whether residential or commercial.

Emma Robinson

30 April 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 – The moratorium on forfeiture explained

The restrictions imposed by the UK Government to help fight the spread of coronavirus have hit thousands of businesses over the last few weeks. An Office for National Statistics survey found that 25% of businesses had temporarily closed or paused trading in the UK, based on answers of over 5,000 businesses surveyed.

Virginia Tournon

28 April 2020

Tenants to receive further protection amid Coronavirus difficulties

In line with the various protective measures imposed by section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, the Government has now issued a press release confirming that it will be introducing further emergency measures to protect commercial tenants by prohibiting the use of statutory demands and winding up petitions/orders by landlords.

Daniel Browne

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