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What happens when eviction moratorium ends?

Simon Waterfield, partner and specialist property dispute solicitor at Nelsons, looks at the Commercial Rent (Coronavirus) Bill and discusses the chaos that could occur in the transition period between legislation.

Last year, the government announced that Section 82 of the Coronavirus Act 2020, which prevents landlords of commercial properties from being able to evict tenants for rent arrears, will end on 25 March 2022. In November, the government drafted a new piece of legislation, due to come in place in March 2022, intended to resolve disputes between commercial landlords and tenants relating to the payment of Covid-19 rent arrears.

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