COVID-19 forfeiture moratorium – Q&As with MHCLG

 

The PLA’s Law Reform Committee has put to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) a number of questions and points requiring clarification regarding the protection of business tenancies from forfeiture for non-payment of rent in the Coronavirus Act 2020. This includes what payments and leases are covered by the moratorium, whether parties can forfeit by consent and possible extension of the moratorium to other jurisdictions and remedies. Click here for a copy of the PLA’s questions and here for MHCLG’s responses. Please note that the responses do not constitute definitive legal advice, but set out MHCLG’s aims and objectives for the policy.