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Assessment of interim rent under Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

22 Jun 2021
The County Court has just given judgment on the renewal terms of S Franses' lease at 80 Jermyn Street, London. It will be recalled that, before the pandemic, S Franses defeated its landlord's opposition to renewal under ground (f) of the 1954 Act, in high profile litigation before the Supreme Court. 

Update: temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks

21 Jun 2021
On Friday 18 June 2021 the Home Office announced that the temporary COVID-19 adjusted right to work checks will now end on 31 August 2021 (instead of 20 June 2021 as previously stated). This means that employers can continue to carry out adjusted right to work checks up to and including 31 August.

Right to work checks - are you ready for 1 July 2021?

17 Jun 2021
After the UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020, freedom of movement between the UK and EU continued until 31 December 2020 (known as the transition period). This meant that EU citizens (which includes EU, EEA and Swiss nationals) residing in the UK by 11pm on 31 December 2020 were able to apply for either settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme ("EUSS") and have until 30 June 2021 to make their applications.

G7 climate commitments

17 Jun 2021
Leaders of the G7 nations descended on Cornwall over 11-13 June to discuss a uniform approach to meeting the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic and to "build back better". While responses to the pandemic were clearly high on the agenda, the G7 summit presented a pivotal opportunity to further develop a multilateral consensus on mobilising a green revolution which would protect the planet for future generations.

Building safety - the story so far

16 Jun 2021
Changes to building safety aren't just about cladding. They're about creating a thread of responsibility for safety throughout a building's life. This guide is a comprehensive overview of building safety and the story so far.