Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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COVID-19 Briefing: Landlord and Tenant

COVID-19 Briefing: Landlord and Tenant

It is now clear that we are facing unprecedented challenges as a result of the outbreak of COVID-19. On 12 March the UK Government moved from the “con ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week - The Debenhams CVA Challenge

Real Estate Tip of the Week - The Debenhams CVA Challenge

Judgment has very recently been handed down regarding the challenge to the Debenhams CVA, providing some long-awaited judicial guidance to certain asp ...

Challenging CVAs – the Debenhams decision

Challenging CVAs – the Debenhams decision

Judgment has been handed down regarding the challenge to the Debenhams CVA providing some long-awaited judicial guidance to certain aspects of retail ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Has an Easement lost its Purpose?

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Has an Easement lost its Purpose?

An easement is a right attached to land allowing one land owner’s land (the dominant tenement) rights over another landowner’s land (the servient tene ...

Use of CRAR will waive a right to forfeit

Use of CRAR will waive a right to forfeit

The right to forfeit a lease can be waived by any action by the landlord that shows that the lease continues in full force and effect.  

Real Estate Tip of the Week: CRAR - No Change Ahead

Real Estate Tip of the Week: CRAR - No Change Ahead

Since April 2014 any landlord wishing to seize its tenant's goods against the value of any rent arrears has had to rely on CRAR,  the Commercial Rent ...

Does the House always win?

Does the House always win?

On June 22, creditors of House of Fraser will vote on CVA proposals in the culmination of a bid to restructure the retailer which has hit headlines in ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Act Quickly to Take Away Renewal Rights

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Act Quickly to Take Away Renewal Rights

If at the expiry of the contractual term of a lease which is protected by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 ("the Act"), a tenant remains in occupation ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: HMRC smokes out illicit tobacco trade

Real Estate Tip of the Week: HMRC smokes out illicit tobacco trade

HMRC is targeting illicit cigarettes. A consultation recently closed and now awaits Government attention. This may seem immaterial to landlords, howev ...

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Unenforceable Side Letters – Don't Get Carried Away

Real Estate Tip of the Week: Unenforceable Side Letters – Don't Get Carried Away

It can be a useful 'stick' to make concessions dependent on performance by the tenant but a recent case highlights the need to avoid imposing on a ten ...