Covid-19 – liability for rent arrears: A tale of two cases

Nitej Davda and Elena Chrysostomou consider two recent High Court cases concerning commercial tenants’ liability to pay rent during the government-mandated lockdowns and their implications Master Marsh determined the ‘loophole’ argument did not stand up to scrutiny. First, what is clear is that the legislation made clear what was restricted and what was not restricted. …
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Cases Referenced

  • Bank of New York Mellon & anor v Cine UK Limited & ors [2021] EWHC 1013
  • Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft mbH v TFS Stores Limited [2021] EWHC 863 (Ch)