Consultation to review commercial lease evictions

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has opened a call for evidence to support the UK Government’s decision to review measures on commercial lease evictions in England.

The objective is to gather more evidence to understand how landlords and tenants are responding to the build-up of rent arrears that have occurred due to businesses being unable to trade during the pandemic.  

The evidence gathered will inform the UK Government policy regarding the exit from the existing measures and any need for additional measures to preserve viable businesses and the jobs they provide.

The measures which are the subject of this call for evidence are:

  • the moratorium on commercial lease evictions established by section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020
  • the restrictions on the use of Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) established by the Taking Control of Goods (Amendment)(Coronavirus) Regulations 2021

Responding to the consultation

The consultation is only open until 4 May. Propertymark will be responding to the consultation and any views can be emailed to [email protected].

We are encouraging our Commercial members to respond directly too. 

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