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Coronavirus Resource Centre

Articles for Business

A selection of articles about Coronavirus and how it could affect your business. These articles are updated regularly.

Rent collection options for commercial Landlords in these extraordinary times

The current COVID-19 pandemic has led to problems for commercial landlords in relation to rent and other payments due from their tenants who may themselves be experiencing financial difficulties. 

Rent concession agreements, from a Landlord’s perspective

As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact on the commercial real estate market, tenants unable to pay their rent are increasingly raising the possibility either of a rental waiver or deferral arrangements with their landlords to enable them to ‘ride the tide’ of the current crisis and stay in business.

Commercial FAQ 

We have provided you with a list of ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ (FAQs). This list contains the questions and answers that our clients, and indeed our staff have asked us over recent weeks

M&A transactions 

M&A transactions are likely to be vulnerable in these economically uncertain times, we set out the key considerations for both parties

I can't continue trading 

There are a number of different ways to close a company, the right process for you will depend on whether or not your business is solvent, this article discusses the various options.  

New measures to support businesses

We discuss what new measures have been brought in for businesses by the Government 

Business leases 

We have put together some guidance notes relating to your business lease to try and help you navigate this new landscape in these uncertain times.

Disposal of Commercial Premises: the seller’s perspective

Whether you are an owner-occupier or a freehold landlord of commercial premises, careful planning is required if you intend to dispose of the premises to ensure the sale proceeds smoothly and as quickly as possible

Contractual obligations during Coronavirus

 The effective shut down of tens of thousands of businesses and events across the UK will lead no doubt to difficulties in performing existing contracts. This article examines potential ways to suspend contractual performance

Personal Guarantees

Cross-option Agreements & Business Property Relief

As a business owner it is important to constantly consider the lifecycle of your business, past, present and future. Cross-option agreements give you and your business the opportunity to consider the future with certainty.

 What are my options as a Commercial Landlord?

The unprecedented outbreak of the coronavirus COVID-19 is likely to have a significant effect on commercial landlord and tenants. We have produced the attached guide to assist you. 

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