The government announced new measures to support businesses during the pandemic lockdown. These new measures include commercial property – leasing and tenancies. Some of these measures directly affect landlords and tenants. Before the Covid-19 pandemic related lockdown, landlords and tenants had to abide by leasing and tenancy regulations. Things have changed now.
Drastic changes are in place now, with some detrimental repercussions for many landlords and tenants. As the government anticipated some of the critical issues faced by landlords and tenants, there are some temporary changes to legislation. Some of these changes have nullified a few leasing agreement clauses. These alterations went into effect, immediately after word from the chancellor and prime minister.
Commercial property landlords and tenants’ future looked bleak right from the moment the prime minister ordered the closure of bars, restaurants and non essential shops. The implications of closure implied also any newly developed or under construction or development of commercial property.
Landlords and tenants are now faced with many issues, including sanitizing of property, which will come at a possibly unrecoverable cost. New legislation allows tenants to actually withhold rent or even terminate a tenancy. But you need to get legal advice to ascertain your rights. Some options for landlords and tenants include force majeure, amending or changing clauses. But again, without legal advice, you cannot exercise your rights as a commercial tenant or landlord.
We would like to speak to any commercial property tenants or landlords facing any difficult issues as a result of the lockdown enforced by the government during the Covid-19 pandemic. SG
DG Law were fantastic throughout our purchase process. We had a short, fixed, timeline to
Venetia Lawson-Cruttenden [solicitor] is fantastic! She is always so thorough and efficient and gives you the
DG Law supported us through a very difficult contractual negotiation to achieve exactly the outcome
We were very pleased with the way that DG Law helped us on our transaction
Thanks for all the help from DG Law in pulling together our somewhat complicated loan.
DG Law resolved a difficult lease renewal for us and their services were excellent –
I needed understanding and experienced legal advice. DG Law provided an excellent service at a
My experience was second to none – the service was professional and personal. DG Law
DG Law always step up to the plate on our transactions and handle the various
DG Law was recommended to me and my partner and I received excellent advice –
Having worked with DG Law a number/couple of times now, I have been really impressed
DG Law were constantly at hand, and kept pro-active throughout the thorny process of getting
DG Law organised and ran a very useful session to help to make our team’s
DG Law came recommended to me and whilst setting up a new business it was
We were recommended three lawyers to handle the sale of our seven year old successful
We live by our core values of transparency, flexibility and being honourable – every day
We put ourselves in your shoes so we understand your problems from the inside out
We deliver our advice in a way that is easy to understand