Property law

Breathing space: the lease forfeiture and debt enforcement moratorium has been extended to 30 September and a code of practice on rent has been published

Moratorium extended as rent code published

By Emily Hawkins

The lease forfeiture and debt enforcement moratorium has been extended into the autumn, meaning pubs continue to be protected from eviction threats.

Key plea: a licensee has urged the Government to step in and take action on pub rents


Publicans to ‘hand in keys’ in rent protest

By Emily Hawkins

A multiple site operator is encouraging pubs across the country to ‘hand in their keys’ to their MPs this week, to highlight the pain of paying rent at this time.

Hands forced: pub operators in Tynemouth doubt a takeaway service will be enough to save them without more Government support


Operators struggling after grant information error

By Emily Hawkins

A bar operator has said she is struggling to save her business after being told one of her venues is ineligible for a grant after an inaccuracy on the rates register.

Call for pause on rent payments: the National Time Out campaign is backed by UKHospitality


Government pushed harder to ‘intervene on rent’

By Nicholas Robinson

Calls for Government to intervene in and broker rent solutions between hospitality businesses and landlords have been stepped up as UKHospitality (UKH) has pressed for a National Time Out.

How can you maintain a pub's value?


Size matters in the new normal

By Ed Bedington

Space and rural location is going to be key when it comes to maintaining property values in a post-lockdown world, a leading property expert has claimed.

On hold: business rates revaluations will no longer take place next year


2021 business rates revaluation postponed

By Nikkie Thatcher

A revaluation of business rates will not happen in 2021, in a bid to reduce the uncertainty for companies impacted by coronavirus, the Government has announced.

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