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29th June 2020

Rising rent arrears creates rising tensions in the commercial sector: will the government’s new voluntary code of practice help pave the way for landlords and tenants amidst the coronavirus crisis?

Landlords and tenants find themselves navigating uncharted territory amidst the global pandemic crisis, which has sparked fears amongst both property owners and renters alike regarding their financial health…

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19th June 2020

Does social distancing or the two-metre rule have force of law?

There is plenty of confusion about what you can and cannot do during lockdown and the situation is a fast moving one! There has been significant (and sometimes…

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18th June 2020

Insolvent company can adjudicate at any time

Court of Appeal’s decision in Bresco -V- Lonsdale [2019] overturned As anyone familiar with construction law will know, it is a fundamental principle that a party with a…

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17th June 2020

Government funding for the remediation of non-ACM cladding buildings

It was the third anniversary of the Grenfell fire on 14 June 2020 but it is estimated that there are still around 2,000 residential buildings with potentially dangerous…

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15th June 2020

Start over what about turnover

Today the Retail Industry in the UK reopens following lockdown and will shortly be followed by the food and beverage industry - but, as the UK starts over…

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1st June 2020

Coronavirus considerations for residential landlords

As we continue in times of uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it is clear there is undoubtedly extra pressure on residential landlords. The private lettings market always…

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28th April 2020

UK Government proposes further measures to curb landlords ‘aggressive’ rent collection strategies

The government announced on the 23rd April (updated on the 25th) further measures to protect commercial tenants, including the temporarily voiding of statutory demands and winding-up petitions where…

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14th April 2020

The Rights of Tenants

Who is responsible for repairs on a rental property? Do these need to be carried out within a certain time period? Generally, the responsibility for repairs is outlined…

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1st April 2020

Ellisons Solicitors announces merger with Blocks Solicitors

Ellisons Solicitors is pleased to be announcing a merger with Ipswich-based law firm, Blocks Solicitors. The merger which came into effect on 1st April 2020, will see Ellisons…

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27th March 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020

The Coronavirus Act 2020 (“the Act”) has now been passed and become law. This legislation gives emergency powers to police, councils, courts, ministers, coroners etc to assist in…

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