On 29 September 2020, the Business Tenancies (Protection from Forfeiture: Relevant Period) (Coronavirus) (England) (No 2) Regulations 2020 (SI 2020/994) (Regulations) came into force.The regulations extend the protections from forfeiture for non-payment of rent for business tenancies in England to 31 December 2020.
Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020 (CVA 2020) provides that a right of re-entry or forfeiture, under a relevant business tenancy, for non-payment of rent may not be enforced, by action or otherwise, during the relevant period.
The relevant period began on 26 March 2020 and was originally defined as ending on 30 June 2020, however, it now expires on 31 December 2020. It remains to be seen if the period will be extended further.
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This article was written by Julien Pritchard, Partner in the Commercial Property Team at Pinney Talfourd LLP Solicitors. The contents of this article are for the purposes of general awareness only. They do not purport to constitute legal or professional advice. Specific legal advice should be taken on each individual matter. This article is based on the law as of October 2020.