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Reply To: While we are in Lock-Down, as a tenant am I able to get some relief from my rent as a result of a lack of access? I have seen in some tenancy/lease agreements they have a ‘No Access in Emergency’ clause which then talks about a ‘fair proportion of the rent and outgoings shall cease to be payable for the period’.

Hi all,

Note also the announcement yesterday that if commercial landlords seek to cancel leases for tenants’ failures to pay rent the landlords will now have to give 30 working days’ notice to cancel a lease, instead of the current 10.

This applies both to the period that the tenant is in arrears before the landlord gives notice, and the time period that the tenant has to remedy a breach. This will apply retrospectively.

Phil