Quarterly in Advance Spring 2020

21 / 04 / 2020

Welcome to the Spring 2020 issue of Quarterly In Advance

CONTENTS

Dear Claire – Are there any hidden costs implications of renting our current premises for a longer period? Our landlord has offered a rent concession and it sounds like a good deal.

COVID-19: Coronavirus Ac– No rent holiday for tenants but landlords are unable to forfeit leases for non-payment of rent until July 2020. What are the options for landlords and tenants?  

 COVID-19: leases and the law of frustration and force majeure – Malcolm Macfarlane and Aidan Mc Donnell examine whether tenants can avoid their lease obligations.

 COVID-19: vacant commercial premises – Morgan James and Harriet Forster flag the key matters for landlords and tenants to address.

COVID-19: your local search result won’t be back for weeks – Philippa Hallam considers the options to keep your transaction alive.

Beware! Changes to MEES and EPCs for residential properties – Anna Lewis recaps the changes in energy efficiency requirements which kicked in on 1 April 2020.

Cleaning up construction sites – Matthew Perry explains how to avoid the hangover when implementing testing for alcohol and drugs.

Is the tenant required to complete the lease, if there is a change in landlord following exchange of the agreement for lease? Aidan Mc Donnell answers this important question.

Sustainable buildings, built for the future – Rob McKellar reviews what landlords, tenants and developers need to consider.