Fashion retail sale signs. Photo by Artem Beliaikin

Legal opinion: protection for UK retailers with Covid-19 rent arrears

The UK Government’s publication on Friday of a code of practice for commercial property relationships during the COVID-19 pandemic provides useful guidance for landlords and tenants alike throughout all parts of the UK. The code has been developed with support from the retail, leisure and property sectors and seeks to balance the interests of landlords and tenants. It states that tenants should continue to pay rent in full if they can or pay what they are able to, while encouraging landlords to support businesses where possible. While adherence to the…

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