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Government brings in new restrictions on winding up petitions

Julie Hunter
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As the previous restrictions preventing any creditor from presenting a winding up petition to the court expired on 30 September 2021, new legislation has now been put in place, in a further effort to reduce the number of companies being wound up by the...

Old eviction notice periods to return

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On the 9 September 2021, new regulations were announced to come into force on the 1 October 2021. The result of these regulations coming into force means that from 1 October 2021, there will be a new Form 6A for a Section 21 Notice and a new Form 3 for...

Government extends restrictions on winding up petitions but ends protection for directors against wrongful trading liability

Julie Hunter
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As we reported in earlier blogs, part of the package of measures implemented by the government in efforts to protect companies from creditor enforcement, was to impose a prohibition on the presentation of winding up petitions and the making of winding up...

Commercial forfeiture restrictions extended

Matthew Smith
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On 16 June 2021, the government announced that the restrictions on commercial forfeiture for unpaid rent arrears has been extended until 25 March 2022. The restrictions, which have been in place since 26 March 2020, were due to be lifted on 30 June 2021....

No extension to eviction ban

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In May 2021, the government announced that the eviction ban then in place until 31 May 2021, will not be extended further. The news was a relief for many landlords who obtained an order for possession prior to the pandemic and since the stay of...

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

Lucy Bishop
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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...

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