UK Coronavirus Act 2020: Business Tenancies - protection from forfeiture for non-payment of sums due under the lease

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner

What is proposed for business tenancies?

A section in the Coronavirus Act 2020 (the “Act”), which is the government’s emergency legislation, will stop landlords from enforcing their right to forfeiture of business tenancy for non-payment of rent (including any sum a tenant is liable to pay under a relevant business tenancy), either by peaceable re-entry or court proceedings. The non-payment of rent does not need to be demonstrably Covid-19 related.

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