In a recent US Security and Exchange Commission filing, an increasingly high-profile car manufacturer announced it had bought $1.5 billion in a major digital currency – bitcoin – and that it would in due course accept the currency in payment for its vehicles. A US media outlet also recently reported that digital currency also has … Continued

The commercial lettings market remains in a state of flux. We summarise below some recent developments, relevant for both landlords and tenants, with a particular focus on recovery of rent, turnover leases and company voluntary arrangements (CVAs). Recovery of rent The landlord’s tools to recover rent have been very much blunted by recent legislation. Forfeiture … Continued

‘Government pledges to reform leasehold law to make the system easier and cheaper for leaseholders ‘ The Government’s announcement on 7 January 2021 outlined plans to reform the leasehold system.  It has been on the Government’s radar for quite some time and the recent announcement makes clear that they are beginning to act on recommendations … Continued

Following our Cladding Q&A insight in November 2020, the following questions focus on the Building Safety Fund and legislative reform including the draft Building Safety Bill and the Fire Safety Bill. What is the Building Safety Fund (BSF)?   The BSF is a £1bn fund (2020/2021 tax year) intended to help those living in buildings … Continued