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Landlord and tenant debt recovery during the pandemic

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There may still be restrictions on forfeiting leases for non-payment of rent, but the courts have said that this is no bar on suing for the money.

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Royds Withy King strengthens Residential Property team with partner appointment

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Mark Scott, Partner at Royds Withy King

Royds Withy King has strengthened its residential property practice with the appointment of partner Mark Scott.

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Property litigation specialist Angela Gregson joins London office of Royds Withy King

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Property litigation specialist Angela Gregson has joined the London office of Royds Withy King.

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Landlords: yet more new changes to affect your possession claims

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The ban on evictions due to the impact of Covid-19 has been extended for another four weeks.

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Landlords: more new changes to affect your possession claims

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Jacqui Walton offers a further update on the latest Practice Direction for landlords, coming into effect later this month.

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Another rent payment day: landlords’ choices

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With another rent payment day upon us, our Real Estate and Property Disputes lawyers explore what options and remedies are available to commercial landlords.

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Coronavirus and your tenants: a commercial landlord’s guide

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Guide for commercial landlords

Commercial landlords: our Real Estate team offers guidance on dealing with tenants in these unprecedented times.

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Beyond the forfeiture moratorium: reinstating your lease

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As a commercial tenant, you’re safe – for now. However, the forfeiture moratorium under the Coronavirus Act 2020 is not a rental holiday. Unless you’ve agreed alternative arrangements with your landlord, your rent still falls due under the terms of the lease.

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Rents in the time of coronavirus

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Rents in the time of coronavirus

The effects of the unfolding coronavirus crisis on commercial property occupancy have been nothing short of seismic.

Pubs, restaurants and leisure centres across the country have closed. While not expressly told to close by the Government until 23 March, most retailers had already followed suit. All these businesses, along with many corporate occupiers – and their landlords – are feeling the pressure and grappling with the uncertainty.

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Jointly owned property after separation – is sale the only option?

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Order for Possession

When unmarried cohabitees separate, a key issue is often jointly owned property and what should happen to it. One of the most common options is to ask the court to make an order that the property is placed on the open market and sold. However, the recent case of Kingsley v Kingsley confirms that alternative outcomes are possible.

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Agents beware: the importance of protecting tenancy deposits

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Last week the Insolvency Service announced the disqualification of Jane Hipkin Russell of Frinton-on-Sea, Essex, an estate agent who had failed to comply with her obligation to protect tenants’ deposits.

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Law Commission Valuation Report Proposals – will anything change?

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The Law Commission has published its eagerly awaited proposals on their options for reforming the law on valuation in the acquisition of the freehold of leasehold properties and lease extensions.

The Law Commission was tasked with exploring options to reduce the cost of lease extensions and freehold purchases. This not only has legal implications but also political implications as by making the process cheaper for leaseholders, freeholders could lose out.

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