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DWF conducted a public survey and participated in a panel discussion on the issue at the recent Conservative Party Conference.
In connection with the announcement on the state of the epidemic as from March 21 and the publication of a new regulation of the Minister of Health on this matter, the group of tenants covered by a temporary ban on conducting operations in commercial facilities with a commercial area of more than 2,000 square meters has been significantly expanded since March 21.
The Prime Minister has recently announced several principles to assist the leasing sector through the current coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
The Treasurer has recently announced that the threshold amounts for any foreign purchaser transaction made on or after 10:30pm Sunday, 29 March 2020 will be $0.
Spanish legal remedies in case of force majeure or similar in Spain.
Our team assess the passing of the Coronavirus Act 2020 and what it means for the real estate sector and businesses.
What rights (if any) does a tenant have to seek rent relief under their lease following a forced closure of their business?
The outbreak of COVID-19 has required some lateral thinking and application of common sense to the approach to planning rules, such as temporary rights to changes of use for pubs and restaurants, relaxations in delivery times and changes to the Planning Inspectorate's approach to appeals. Advice has also been issued for local authorities in respect of decision-making where meetings cannot proceed in person.
This note considers the effect of COVID-19 on contractual relationships with a focus on force majeure and the doctrine of frustration under English law.
This article outlines what we expect that the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak, will include within the Wage Subsidy to be announced today. It looks at what other Governments have done and what the UK might implement.