Commercial Real Estate

23 June 2020

COVID-19 and Covenant Breaches in Leases and Loan Facilities

As the June quarter date fast approaches and the economic impact of COVID-19 begins to be felt across all sectors, what steps should landlords be taking to vary their lease arrangements with tenants who are unable to meet their rental obligations, and could a reduction in rental income due to COVID-19 put landlords in breach of their own obligations under their loan facilities?

Anna Shonfeld

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

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

29 November 2019

Minimum energy efficiency standards – B (or C) prepared

That is because following its recent consultation, the government has announced that it will soon become unlawful to continue to let a non-domestic property with an EPC rating below B, a move that the government estimates could cost approximately £5bn between now and 2030.  

Daniel Browne

10 June 2019

Considering renting out spare office space?

Though it may be tempting to earn extra revenue by renting out the spare desk in the corner of your office, Lauren Hart explains that there are necessary precautions to take.

Lauren Hart

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