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Tenancies in a time of COVID: an update – webinar 8th June 2021

9 June 2021

By Laura Smallwood & Luke Trim

Six months on from their webinar ‘Possession proceedings: where are we now?’ Laura and Luke reviewed the current situation and recent changes in relation to possession and other remedies, including case law on commercial tenants’ ‘COVID-19 defences’ to claims for arrears of rent and service charges, and potential replacements for the forfeiture moratorium due to expire at the end of June.

Topics covered included:

  • Possession proceedings in practice under the PD 55C regime;
  • New notice periods for residential tenancies from 1st June 2021;
  • Restrictions on other landlords’ remedies;
  • Issues relating to notices seeking possession (Form 3);
  • Commercial tenants’ COVID-19 defences;
  • What next for commercial forfeiture for non-payment of rent?

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