FAQs for Commercial Landlords and Tenants during COVID-19

For Landlords: Can my tenant stop paying their rent if they have shut their business down? The short answer is No. Any tenant of commercial premises must continue to comply with the terms of their commercial lease, including payment of rent, unless the lease states otherwise.The government has suggested that commercial landlords and tenants consider… Read more »

FAQs: The Effect of COVID-19 on Debt Recovery Processes

The current pandemic has seen many businesses increase and exhaust their internal credit control procedures, not to mention exercise patience with their customers and clients. But what happens next when these invoices remain unpaid? With particular consideration to the Government’s recent guidance, we answer some frequently asked questions: A large amount of unpaid invoices are… Read more »

Residential Property

The outbreak of COVID-19 raises important questions in relation to buying or selling your home. Our Conveyancing and Residential Property Solicitors understand that moving home can already be an incredibly stressful time, with increasing concerns arising from the lockdown as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. SAS Daniels LLP are able to provide you with… Read more »

Mediation in a Pandemic

Unfortunately, disputes will still arise and continue in the midst of a pandemic. Mediation is a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution which can be a highly effective tool to bring a dispute to a conclusion (saving management time and legal costs). Mediation can be used both before legal proceedings are commenced and at any stage… Read more »

Litigating during a Pandemic

You may have some ongoing litigation or you may have a dispute that you have made every attempt to resolve through other means leaving litigation now as the only and last resort. If this is the case, a natural question will be: how can that litigation be pursued to a conclusion in the current climate… Read more »

Travel Disputes Arising from COVID-19

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has placed restrictions on all non-essential travel for an ‘indefinite’ period. This has extensive consequences to customers who have pre-booked holidays as most airlines have cancelled flights until at least the end of May 2020. Kathryn Clare, Associate, answers some of the most frequently asked questions regarding travel disputes… Read more »

Effective Debt Recovery during COVID-19

Whilst the COVID-19 pandemic continues to present businesses with exceptional circumstances, our Debt Recovery team remain fully operational throughout this uncertain period. Our experts are well positioned to provide both our existing and new clients with the appropriate help, advice and guidance to create an effective debt recovery process during this time. In light of… Read more »

FAQs for Evicting Tenants during COVID-19

In March, the Government introduced the Coronavirus Bill which provided emergency legislation to protect tenants from being evicted by their landlords from their privately rented accommodation until 30 June 2020 as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, has announced this week that the ban on landlords evicting their tenants has… Read more »

Furlough Leave – Frequently Asked Questions

Click the questions below to reveal our guidance on the most popular enquiries we’ve received about furlough leave. Watch our latest video explaining more about the Furlough Leave scheme. How Do I Know If I Qualify for Furlough? The scheme is open to all UK employers that had a PAYE scheme in place on 19… Read more »

Working Time Regulations Update

The Working Time (Coronavirus) Amendment Regulations 2020 SI 2020/365 has been brought into force with immediate effect from Friday 27 March 2020. It amends the Working Time Regulations 1998 SI 1998/1883. So, what’s changed? Carrying Over Untaken Holiday Workers and/or employees who have not taken all of their statutory annual leave entitlement due to COVID-19… Read more »