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UK COVID-19: Government announces “final” extension to protections for commercial tenants

The government has today announced that it will be extending the current protections that have been afforded to commercial tenants as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, for one final time.

What are the current protections?

Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, the government has repeatedly extended temporary prohibitions on landlords taking certain enforcement Read More

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UK COVID-19: Government extends protections for commercial tenants

After much speculation the government announced on 16 September that it will be extending protections that have been afforded to commercial tenants as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

What are the current protections?

Commercial tenants currently benefit from a number of COVID-19 related protections including:

  • a temporary prohibition on landlords forfeiting commercial leases as
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COVID-19 UK – Additional breathing space…but tenants who can pay should

Last week the government announced that:

  • the forfeiture moratorium is to be extended until 30th September 2020;
  • Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) can only be used where tenants owe at least 189 days of unpaid principal rent;
  • the draft Corporate Insolvency and Governance Bill has been amended, extending the temporary ban on the use of
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Can a landlord forfeit a long lease?

Hogan Lovells recently represented the landlords in SHB Realisations Limited and GB Europe Management Services Limited v Cribbs Mall Nominee (1) Limited and Cribbs Mall Nominee (2) Limited, a case confirming that it is possible in certain circumstances to forfeit a long lease granted for a substantial premium.

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Enforcement action for arrears – a useful reminder for landlords


Although company voluntary arrangements have stolen the headlines this year, there are many other tenants, particularly those in the retail sector that are not seeking to reduce their rents but simply falling into arrears.  This presents a significant headache for landlords trying to manage their property portfolios.

There are a number of remedies available to Read More

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Legal A-Z: “F” is for Forfeiture

I am a landlord of commercial premises and my tenant has not paid its service charge contributions, despite repeated demands. Can I forfeit the lease?

Quite probably but there are a number of points to check first.

Does your lease expressly allow you to re-enter the premises and, if so, what triggers that right?  If Read More

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Insolvency can forfeit the right to forfeit

You’re a landlord. A business tenant goes bust. Getting them out and getting the lease back may not be as easy as you think.

It can be especially complex (and galling) where your tenant is succeeded by a new business with the same management, the same name and the same suppliers, still in your premises. Read More