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Intu gets tough with tenants refusing to pay

Intu has threatened to serve ’statutory demands’ to some tenants that have refused to pay their quarterly rent. In a letter sent to tenants and seen by Property Week, intu warned that it would “take robust action where rent and service charge payments, contracted under lease obligations, are not paid”. The letter stated: “We remain sympathetic to the situation and the difficulties our customers face, but we have our own binding responsibilities to our funders and investors, as you will understand.” A statutory demand is a formal request that a debt…

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Claridges Hotel, Brook Street entrance

Claridges offers accommodation to NHS staff

Free accommodation has been offered to London NHS workers by Claridge’s hotel to help staff unable to live at home during the coronavirus pandemic. The five-star hotel said it will open its doors to 40 doctors, nurses and other key staff based in London from Friday 3 April. Claridge’s said it plans to put the guests in rooms that usually start from £650 a night. It will also provide dinner and breakfast. It comes just days after the hotel, based in Mayfair, shut its doors for the first time in its 200-year history. Announcing the move, Paddy…

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AMC Star Southfield cinema

‘Iconic’ Detroit cinema closed permanently

It’s the end of an era for some metro Detroiters as the final act has come for a local cultural icon. A sign taped to the doors of the AMC Star Southfield at 12 Mile and Northwestern Highway reveals that the multiplex has permanently closed. “Theatre closed. AMC Southfield 20 has permanently closed,” the sign reads in a photo posted by The Detroit News Wednesday. Erected in 1997 for a whopping $40 million, the theater was considered one of the flagship locations of the Star Theater chain, which rebranded as AMC in…

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