Ban on commercial evictions extended - Boodle Hatfield

Your lawyers since 1722

17 Sep 2020

Ban on commercial evictions extended

Written by

1 min read

The moratorium preventing commercial property tenants from being evicted has been extended until the end of 2020. This is clearly designed to help businesses protect jobs. Fixed property costs (including rent) are often one of the largest business expenses and the risk of eviction would usually mean that a tenant might prioritise paying its rent over other expenses. After all, no premises may well mean no business. So, this extension is likely to come as some relief to the thousands of businesses struggling to stay afloat. However, commercial landlords are businesses too and without rent receipts, they too are going to struggle. Government may well need to come up with some package to assist them as well.  

Government extends support to stop business evictions this year Commercial tenants will be protected from the risk of eviction until the end of 2020 helping businesses to protect jobs.

Written by