The Court of Appeal has recently given a judgement on the contentious issue of the failure of a landlord to provide the tenant of an assured shorthold tenancy with a gas safety certificate before the tenant entered into the tenancy or indeed during the term where required.
In our blog of 24 April we reported on the Government’s press release announcing measures to protect companies and commercial tenants from aggressive rent collection by their landlords during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Commencing this week a large percentage of Court Buildings will close in the interest of following the Government Guidelines.157 of Courts will remain open, dealing with priority work.This represents just 42% of the normal Courts open throughout the Country.
The Coronavirus Bill is currently going through Parliament. Section 82 of the Bill, when enacted, contains provisions to ensure that no business will be forced out of their premises if they miss a payment in the next 3 months.