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Business Rates – an unpopular tax imposed in unfortunate circumstances

Published on 06 December 2021. By Elizabeth Alibhai, Partner and Catherine Young, Associate

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It is almost trite to say that retailers have had a tricky time over the last 20 months. The combination of enforced closures, and more recent supply chain difficulties and staff shortages have left them reeling. On 1 July the business rates holiday ended and, although rates will be discounted by up to 2/3rds for smaller retailers until March 2022, most will come under increased pressures. It is unsurprising that many are calling for a complete overhaul of the business rates system.

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COVID-19 Update on Commercial Tenants' Rights Regarding Rent

Published on 29 June 2020. By Catherine Young, Associate

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This blog sets out an update to government intervention affecting commercial tenants in response to COVID-19. We are continuing to field numerous enquiries from tenants seeking advice about whether rent holidays, reductions and other concessions can be obtained in these unprecedented times.

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Impact of COVID-19 on telecommunications apparatus

Published on 29 April 2020. By Catherine Young, Associate

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With COVID 19 keeping individuals and businesses in various states of lockdown around the world, the importance of telecommunications in keeping the country connected, both professionally and socially, has been thrown into sharp relief.

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Could I mitigate my losses by using my premises for other purposes?

Published on 14 April 2020. By Catherine Young, Associate

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With the inevitable impact of the coronavirus on retail businesses, many will be looking to mitigate their losses. One obvious way of doing this would be to use their premises, often their single largest overhead, for other uses. But is this possible and what must you consider?

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Could I mitigate my losses by using my premises for other purposes?

Published on 14 April 2020. By Catherine Young, Associate

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With the inevitable impact of the coronavirus on retail businesses, many will be looking to mitigate their losses. One obvious way of doing this would be to use their premises, often their single largest overhead, for other uses. But is this possible and what must you consider?

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Rent reductions in Side Letters: do they work?

Published on 29 March 2017. By Catherine Young, Associate

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Rent Reductions, rent reviews, side letters and retail.

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