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Government extends moratorium preventing the eviction of commercial tenants until end of June 2021

The Government has extended its moratorium, preventing the eviction of commercial tenants for non-payment of rent, until the end of June 2021.

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The Government has extended its moratorium, preventing the eviction of commercial tenants for non-payment of rent, until the end of June 2021. This is important news for commercial landlords to be aware of, and good news for tenants.

The moratorium, which was due to be lifted on 31 March 2021, has been extended until 30 June 2021. The Government has also indicated that it will introduce further measures from 1 July 2021.

In addition, the government will also extend the restriction on landlords using Commercial Rents Arrears Recovery to enforce unpaid rent on commercial leases.

The continued extension will, no doubt, be a source of relief to struggling tenants, although the news could frustrate some commercial landlords, many of which may not have received rent for several months.  In the meantime, Landlords and tenants will need to continue to work proactively together to find ways to restructure and, hopefully, meet both parties’ financial needs.

More information is available on the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

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