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Monthly Archives: May 2020

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Life Below Zero

Despite mixed messages over the past few weeks, it sounds as if the Bank of England is considering taking UK base rate interest below 0% in order to give itself and the Chancellor more headroom for measures intended to restart the economy, and then keep it going, as we start slowly to come out of

Posted in Real Estate News

UK COVID-19: The Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill – New tenant/debtor protections unveiled

Long awaited insolvency reforms in the UK, plus the government’s COVID-19 proposals on the use of statutory demands – and much more What’s the latest? As we reported on 24 April, the government announced curbs to landlords’ “aggressive” rent collection tactics of serving statutory demands and presenting winding-up petitions during the COVID-19 pandemic.  The details

Posted in Case Updates

What is Duvalue of an absolute covenant in a lease?

On 6 May 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited [2020] UKSC 18.  The question considered by the court was whether a landlord of a block of flats could consent to a tenant carrying out works which would amount to a breach of covenant

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UK COVID-19: Residential possession proceedings during lockdown- is the new practice direction too wide to work?

The UK government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak has included various steps intended to relieve pressure on residential property tenants, whose livelihoods and income might have been seriously impacted by the current lockdown.  Those steps have included the extension of statutory notice periods for landlords who want to terminate residential tenancies, and extra time being