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Relief from forfeiture for non-payment of rent

With the ban on commercial evictions due to lift on 30 June, we thought now would be a good time to refresh on applications for relief from forfeiture. Not least because a recent Court of Appeal decision has clarified how quickly those applications must be made. | Forfeiture Briefly, forfeiture is…


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Online legal services: how can we help you?

If you are looking for a solicitor we can help you. Our solicitors offer a convenient, efficient, and friendly service to clients across the UK. During the pandemic, businesses had to dramatically adapt their way of working and how they provide their services. At Levi Solicitors LLP, we have…


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Government proposals to increase court fees

In March 2021, the Ministry of Justice started a consultation on raising various court fees by 8%. If the proposals are approved, this will be the first court fee increase for five years. At the same time, they are considering changing the threshold for receiving help with court fees. This could…


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Commercial rent arrears during the pandemic: An update

Many businesses have had to cease trading or have seen their profits plummet as a result of the pandemic. As a result, the government introduced measures to protect those commercial tenants struggling to pay their rent. However, as the pandemic has continued and with the country in and out of…


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Commercial landlords during the Covid-19 lockdown

**UPDATE – 9 December 2020. The Government has today announced the following: the ban on forfeiture for non-payment of rent is extended to 31 March 2021. the restrictions on the use of CRAR are extended to 31 March 2021. landlords may not issue winding up petitions based upon statutory…


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Further commercial rent arrears respite for tenants

Today (9 December 2020), Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick, announced a series of measures to protect business owners affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. These measures include an extension on the ban on evictions as a result of rent arrears; and extensions on restrictions on landlords using…


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Terminal dilapidations claims: A step by step guide for landlords

Items of disrepair caused by a tenant in breach of their lease are usually known as ‘dilapidations’. The term covers anything from failing to decorate, to remove alterations, or general disrepair. It is common for landlords and tenants to deal with the condition of the property when the lease ends.…


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Why use a solicitor?

On 14 October, we joined the Law Society on Twitter to discuss the benefits and value that clients can receive from instructing a solicitor, rather than choosing to deal with the issue on their own. If you were not able to follow the chat, here is how Gemma Horner answered the questions. 1. What…


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Business Interruption Insurance. What does the FCA Test Case mean for you?

On 16 March 2020, in response to the increasing number of cases of Covid-19 in the United Kingdom, the Government issued guidance requesting that people begin working from home where possible; avoiding unnecessary travel; and stopping non-essential contact with others. On 23 March 2020, the…


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Congratulations to our newest Partner, Ed Smith

We are delighted to announce the promotion of litigation solicitor, Ed Smith, to Partner. Ed joined Levi Solicitors as a trainee solicitor in 2014 and qualified into the Dispute Resolution team in 2015. He is based in the firm’s Leeds office and specialises in licensing work, property disputes and…