On 9 December 2020, the government announced its intention, under the Coronavirus Act 2020, to make a further amendment, to the ability to obtain possession of a business property, where there are rent arrears.

The change will result in the business protection being extended until 31 March 2021, and therefore forfeiture proceedings cannot be sought prior to that date.

Should you have any queries in relation to possession of business premises, please can you contact Lorraine Lancaster via email: [email protected] or phone: 01702 662963 / 020 35537115/  01277 889193 /  01268 855679


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