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The Coronavirus Act 2020- The Cat and mouse for Retailers and Rent Payments

The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into force on 26 March 2020 to provide protection to many aspects of society. One such group are retail tenants on the High Street. Michael Lewis explores the latest position. One of the key features of the Coronavirus Act (“the Act”) legislation, in relation to landlords and tenants are a …

The Coronavirus Act 2020- The Cat and mouse for Retailers and Rent Payments

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British National Overseas (BNO Visa)

If you’re from Hong Kong and are a British national (overseas) you and your family members can apply for a British National (Overseas) visa. This is known as a BNO visa. It allows you to live, work and study in the UK. In order to qualify your permanent home must be: in Hong Kong, if you’re …

British National Overseas (BNO Visa)

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Landlords or Retailers? Nobody’s a winner. Mike Lewis in ‘The Retailer’.

It’s no surprise the COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on retailers and the sector as a whole. As many retailers were forced to close during both lockdowns, they have been unable to keep up with their rental payments, and as customers continue to self-isolate and stay at home footfall has been significantly lower. …

Landlords or Retailers? Nobody’s a winner. Mike Lewis in ‘The Retailer’.

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Lenders reopen for business

When the coronavirus lockdown was announced, several banks and building societies pulled mortgage deals or only offered loans to those with large deposits to move away from riskier lending. Just last week Nationwide, Halifax, Virgin and Santander lifted restrictions to make it easier for people to qualify for a loan. Nationwide stopped offering deals above …

Lenders reopen for business

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Communication is key

COMMUNICATION IS KEY: “assumptions are the termites of relationships” (Henry Winkler) “the single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place” (George Bernard Shaw)   Click to download a PDF version of this article. COMMERCIAL PROPERTY – LANDLORD AND TENANT RELATIONSHIPS “Get out of Jail Free” Card? Most leases allow little …

Communication is key

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Buying a house during the Coronavirus pandemic

To download a PDF version of this article, click here or on the image above.   The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) poses significant issues for the residential property market. Selling properties and moving home, like all areas of life, have been made more challenging by the pandemic. The Government has advised to urge parties involved …

Buying a house during the Coronavirus pandemic

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