New measures to protect commercial tenants from aggressive rent collection and closure
29th April 2020
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The Business Secretary has set out further measures to protect commercial tenants and has asked them to pay what they can during the current pandemic . 

In order to stop what the government describes as  tenants being put under undue pressure by using aggressive debt recovery tactics, landlords will be temporarily banned from using statutory demands and winding up petitions where a company cannot pay its bills due to coronavirus.

Furthermore, landlords will not be able to instruct bailiffs to recover rent unless they are owed 90 days of unpaid rent. 

The measures have been welcomed by British Retail Consortium and Uk Hospitality , whilst the government has sought to assure landlords by saying that they are working with banks and investors to address landlord's own pressures. 

Please contact John Buckle at HCB solicitors if you need any further information on 01922 707 598 or


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