Landlord and tenant proceedings have been halted for more than 6 months. In the interim, some tenants will have been unable to pay rent as well as unable to occupy business premises. There will have been some concessions informally agreed in haste during lockdown. With restrictions on legal proceedings due to be lifted from 1 January 2021, the fall-out from these changes and agreements will become a pressing issue.
- Frustration of leases
- Rent concessions
- s. 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and its impact on claims based on non-payment of rent.
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David Brounger undertakes a range of property and landlord and tenant work. He represents commercial and residential landlords and tenants in all manner of landlord and tenant disputes from possession claims to commercial lease renewal cases, from leasehold enfranchisement cases in the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal to restrictive covenant disputes.
Miriam Shalom acts for both landlords and tenants in commercial and residential property matters including claims for possession, rights to succeed relief from forfeiture and damages for disrepair. She has taught contract law at Kings College, London.
Emma Godfrey specialises in property, housing and local government law. She undertakes advocacy, drafting and advisory work for a wide range of clients, including companies, private sector landlords and tenants, local authorities and individuals. She appears in courts and tribunals at all levels, from the FTT and county court to the House of Lords. She has co-authored Tolley’s Claims to the Possession of Land since 2000.