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Commercial leases – Rent during Covid-19 – Top tips

We are living though unprecedented times and the effects of Covid-19 are far reaching both personally and commercially. Although the Coronavirus Act 2020 has introduced limited protections to tenants from possession proceedings, the statutory restrictions imposed during lockdown do not prevent rents falling due under a commercial lease. Our top tips for landlords and tenants …

Planning for you and your loved ones during Covid-19

The first case of the Covid-19 Coronavirus was reported in England on 31 January. Since then we have seen numerous steps taken to try to prevent the spread of the virus. These include: – Self-isolation for those aged over 70, with long term health conditions or virus symptoms Social-distancing measures Hospitals and care homes closed …

The emergency provisions in the Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020 and will continue until 30 September 2020, unless extended.

The new measures seek to provide support for both residential and commercial tenants during these unprecedented times. It enacted a series of provisions which restrict landlord’s regaining possession of both residential and commercial property during the Coronavirus pandemic. Residential The notice period given to a tenant before possession proceedings has been increased to 3 months, …

*UPDATE* 30 March 2020 Employment law implications following the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Over the past few days there have been further updates on what is being called ‘Furlough Leave’. Here is a note on how we understand the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme [CJRS] will work. Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – Furlough Leave Under the scheme, all UK employers, regardless of size or sector, can claim a grant …

Employment law implications following the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Absence and pay The introduction of regulations means that, in most cases, an employee who is in quarantine, or strongly advised in government guidance to self-isolate, will be regarded as being incapable of working for SSP purposes. As a result of the COVID-19 outbreak, the government has announced emergency legislation temporarily making statutory sick pay …

Making a Will

Many of us are experiencing a time which is full of uncertainty. You may have friends and family which you care for in high risk groups and it has become clear that we all need to act in awareness of others and be mindful. It is difficult to see what the future brings. Self-isolating or …

HMRC updates on Capital Gains Tax

HMRC have introduced new rules under the Finance Act 2019 stating that when UK resident individuals dispose of residential property on or after 6 April 2020, they must report the gain and pay the Capital Gains Tax within 30 days of the disposal. Failure to comply will trigger a penalty and incur interest on unpaid …

Justice Week 2020: Saving the Planet Day

On the topic of UK Justice Week 2020, our Private Client Legal Executive, Catherine Mason, has written a short blog on the theme of the day which is ‘Saving the planet’. Never before has there been such a global awareness of what we are doing to the planet and we should no longer take life …

Justice Week 2020

Justice Week 2020 runs from 24 to 28 February 2020 and looks to boost the profile of justice and the rule of law, placing them directly in the spotlight for both public and political debate. Justice Week will cover different themes, from Protecting Freedom to Fighting for Rights, enabling all those involved to see the …

Inheritance Tax (IHT) reform?

The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Inheritance & Intergenerational Fairness (APPG IIF) has published a report recommending the abolition of inheritance tax (IHT) in its current form, replacing it with an entirely new set of rules. If adopted, the current IHT reliefs and exemptions, which many find convoluted and hard to follow together with the complex …

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