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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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What does Coronavirus mean for landlords and tenants?

To read this article about the Coronavirus impact on landlords and tenants as a PDF, please click here.     As a consequence of the COVID-19 outbreak we are all now living in unprecedented times. Shops selling non-essential goods have been forced to close.  People have been instructed to stay at home.  So what does this …

What does Coronavirus mean for landlords and tenants?

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Tenancy Deposit – No such thing as too much information

Residential landlords must, where there are Assured Shorthold Tenancies (lettings to individuals with an annual rent of less than £100,000), hold the deposit in a statutory tenancy deposit protection scheme.  This applies to all new deposits held or ASTs entered into on or after 6 April 2007. There are two types of schemes: a custodial …

Tenancy Deposit – No such thing as too much information

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