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The Coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us in some way, and property landlords are feeling the consequences of their tenants having to shut shop or offer reduced services to ensure social distancing rules are met.

In this post, I outline your legal rights and what actions you can take if your tenant is struggling to make payments. More...

If your present commercial lease is no longer meeting your business needs or you are unable to keep up with rent payments due to the impact of COVID-19, you may wish to exit your lease early. There are several options available to you as a tenant depending on the terms of your lease and your surrounding circumstances. These are as follows: More...

History books will certainly mark the year 2020 as the year of COVID-19. The global pandemic caused by the deadly virus will undoubtedly change the world we know. We already see changes to the way we shop, eat and work as the list of “the new normal” seems endless.

Changes to the way we live give many business owners new ideas on how to carry their business post-COVID-19 to adapt to people’s new needs and expectations. Given the lockdown, many businesses are turning to an online presence only.

We regularly see many commercial property tenants reviewing their leases and thinking about shifting their businesses to online presence only. Although the idea to cut the costs of the premises and move businesses online is advantageous in principle, many residential properties have certain restrictive covenants on the title which prohibit what can and can’t be carried out at the property. These often include restrictions on “carrying out business”, such as running an online business from home. More...

The Court of Appeal has handed down judgment in the case of Fearn & Others v The Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery. This long running dispute concerns a debate between the Tate Modern gallery and its residential neighbours, due to the location of the Tate's public viewing platform and provides guidance for legal professionals on what can and cannot be classified as a ‘nuisance’. More...

Story Events has relocated from Soho to a new office at Southwark as part of their growth, and we acted on the business’ behalf in the grant of a new lease at the space in Southwark. More...

With effect from 15th February 2015 EU Regulations on Consumer Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) allow consumers who bought our services online to submit their complaint via an online complaint portal.

We are required under the regulations to provide our clients the following information:-
  1. Link to the ODR platform - please follow the following link for further information (http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr).
  2. Our contact email address in case of a complaint under the ODR regulation – Andrea Coombes andrea.c@howellslegal.com