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Coronavirus: what do landlords need to know?

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Coronavirus: what do landlords need to know?

Parliament has now enacted the Coronavirus Act 2020. There are temporary changes affecting landlords and tenants:

  • Landlords cannot waive the right to forfeit for non-payment of rent;
  • Landlords must give 3 months’ notice to terminate all residential short leases;
  • Possession proceedings have been stayed and orders for possession cannot be enforced until 30 June 2020;
  • Business leases cannot be forfeited by re-entry until 30 June 2020.

If you have any questions about your commercial or residential premises please do not hesitate to contact our Dispute Resolution team. I am based in our Chelmsford office and can be contacted on 01245 453804 or perdeep.grewal@birkettlong.co.uk.

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