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Government extends ban on winding up petitions to 30 June 2021

Julie Hunter
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As expected, the government has further extended the temporary protections given to companies by the Corporate Insolvency & Governance Act 2020, by extending the moratorium on serving statutory demands and presenting winding up petitions to 30 June...

New rules and procedures for landlords in the private rented sector regarding electrical safety standards

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On 1st June 2020, The Electrical Safety Standards in the Private Rented Sector (England) Regulations 2020 came into force. The regulations require landlords to have the fixed electrical installations in their properties inspected and tested by a person who...

Tips on gifting or transferring shares to employees

Louise Hebborn
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It is common for businesses to offer shares to senior employees. Gifting shares to employees can be a reward for senior employees who are integral to the success of the business. Clearly businesses who incentivise staff in this manner are more...

Update: Corporate Insolvency & Governance Bill 2020

Julie Hunter
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The measures put in place by the government earlier this year to protect businesses against the threat of insolvency and those protecting directors against wrongful trading claims by a liquidator have been extended to 31 December 2020, to give companies...

10 changes for landlords to consider when seeking possession of residential property

Gillian Cooke
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Since the start of lockdown, the government has made various changes to existing legislation and enacted new legislation to deal with the effects of the coronavirus on tenants, with a view to keeping a roof over the heads of those in rented property. If...

New rules and procedures for landlords regarding eviction

Andrew Whitehead
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The suspension to possession proceedings in England & Wales is due to be lifted on 20 September 2020. For landlords that are waiting for proceedings to resume, or landlords that wish to begin the eviction process, there are now new rules and procedures...

High Court clarity regarding business interruption insurance

Julie Hunter
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On 15 May 2020, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) announced that it would bring a test case against eight insurance companies aimed at resolving contractual uncertainty around the validity of claims made by business owners with business interruption...

What is an administration order?

Julie Hunter
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An administration order could be a way to deal with debt if you have a county court or High Court judgment against you and you cannot pay in full. But who qualifies for an administration order and which debts are included? An administration order is an...

Suspension on possession proceedings extended

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On 5 June 2020, the Housing Secretary announced plans to extend the current stay on possession proceedings until 23 August 2020. This means that renters across England and Wales will now be afforded greater protection from eviction with the moratorium...

Ten tips for buying property at auction

Kate Bullen
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Are you thinking about buying a property at auction? On the fall of the auctioneers hammer a buyer will then be under a legal obligation to buy the property 'warts and all'. A completion date is fixed at the auction and a buyer has to comply with...

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