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COVID-19 Insights: Your properties and developments

COVID-19 Insights: Your properties and developments

1st April 2020 - Published by Kuits COVID-19 Advice Taskforce

All information contained in the below insights was correct as of the day of publication:

Kuits briefing: Extension to moratorium on landlord enforcement

28th September 2020

In our latest briefing video, litigation partner Andrew Weinberg discusses the recent extension to moratorium on landlord enforcement.

Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday announced – impact on homebuyers and sellers

8th July 2020

Following Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s announcement earlier today in respect of the Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) holiday, Duncan McGregor, partner in our residential property team, speculates on what this will mean for house buyers and the wider market.


Planning changes in the draft Business and Planning Bill 2020

26th June 2020

Our planning team outlines the key technical points from the draft Business and Planning Bill 2020.


Extension of time announced for implementing planning permissions expiring during COVID-19

26th June 2020

In this article, our planning team comments on why the recent announcement from the housing ministry is good news for landowners, developers and the construction industry.


Landlords: what are your options for rent arrears?

23rd June 2020

With rent for June’s quarter fast approaching what options do commercial landlords have to recover rent from tenants who are unable to pay? The Kuits commercial property team discuss the options for landlords.


Extension of Governmental Protections of Business Tenants: What Can Landlords Do?

19th June 2020

The Government has revised certain aspects of the processes it has put into place in order to protect businesses that rent premises from the various enforcement remedies available to landlords. In this article, partner David Moroney explains what landlords can do.


PODCAST: Navigating landlord-tenant relations amid COVID-19

19th June 2020

A podcast exploring the impact COVID-19 has had on landlords and occupiers of commercial property and what this means for the future of leases.


Planning and development: will new national guidance result in local action?

10th June 2020

Following the release of a raft of guidance by the government in May designed to help the development industry during the global pandemic, it will be interesting to see what action local planning authorities will take on board. Kuits’ planning solicitor Victoria Leam explores here.


Government announces £1bn fund for remediation of unsafe cladding systems

1st June 2020

The government has launched a £1 billion Building Safety Fund for the remediation of unsafe non-aluminium composite materials (ACM) cladding systems on residential buildings that are at least 18 metres tall.


Kuits podcast on how COVID-19 has affected the construction industry

20th May 2020

Kuits, in collaboration with host Place North West, has recorded a podcast exploring the impact COVID-19 has had on the construction industry and how it can look to prepare for the future.


COVID-19: Planning decision challenge periods

7th May 2020

The Kuits planning team assesses challenge periods for planning decisions during the pandemic and outline considerations for developers, landlords and tenants.


Government proposes to introduce moratorium on landlord enforcement for unpaid rent

24th April 2020

The Kuits commercial property team analyses the Government proposal of introducing moratorium on landlord enforcement for unpaid rent.


Why landlords with hospitality tenants should consider obtaining a ‘Shadow Licence’

23rd April 2020

The Kuits licensing team analyses ‘Shadow Licences’ and why landlords should consider applying for them if a tenant’s licence has revoked or lapsed.


COVID-19: Advice for commercial landlords (Video)

15th April

Commercial property partners David Moroney and Chris Hardy hosted a webinar on 15 April, offering expert guidance and advice to commercial landlords on their options during the pandemic, including managing tenant relationships. Watch the webinar here.


New methods introduced to keep planning moving & New permitted development rights for site connected to an emergency

3rd April 2020 and 14th April 2020

Our planning team look at new methods introduced to help keep planning for your new developments moving and opportunities for developers and landlords now that permitted development rights for emergencies have been brought into force.


COVID-19 and commercial rent payments: Advice for landlords and tenants & Advice to landlords in relation to tenants seeking rent abatement

25th March 2020 and 26th March 2020

Our landlord and tenant advisory team has provided advice for landlord and tenants in regards to commercial rent payments.


COVID-19 and its impact on Construction Sector Contracts

18th March 2020

Construction partner Charlie Tomlinson gives practical advice to developers and contractors amid the COVID-19 outbreak.


COVID-19 taskforce

Your properties: Contact David Moroney on 0161 838 7866 /

  • Advising landlords and tenants on strategies for renegotiating lease terms in light of the government’s temporary
    measures on protection against forfeiture.
  • Advising on construction contracts in this ever-changing landscape, plus material supply issues.

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