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Tony Morse asked 2 months ago

Hi, i need some urgent advice, i have one commercial property, that is my only form of income, the lease is a full insuring repairing lease, i have a tenant who has since the signing of the new lease only paid once on time, even before the virus struck, he is one of the worse people for comunicating, he takes a long time if at all to reply, we have asked about the late payments, and he doesn’t reply, i sent him two notices, and he didn’t reply, he then contacted me to say he was paying, then said the roof had a hole in it, i asked him how long it had been there, and what damage waa caused but he failed to reply, we went there the next day a repaired the roof, in the pouring rain, any issues, we have gone there and sorted them the same day, or asap, he is currently 2 months 10 days behind in rent, we have spoke to him, and he says that he has government protection, we assume he means 6 month not to be evicted, but we have talked to a Baliff, and he said that this is not in place for commercial properties, only residential, and if he reaches 90 days, they can act, i also have another problem, that the old lease ends, November 2020, i have emailed him to ask if he wants another lease, but have had no reply, so not sure where i stand if he doesn’t leave at the end of the current leasehold, and worried he can stay, and there is nothing i can do, the lease does have the landlord tenant act 1954 and it has not been contracted out, if anybody can help i’d really appreciate it, as we don’t have the income to higher a solictior. thank you

Marc Attwater Staff replied 2 months ago

it is correct the notice period is for residential properties only. However commercial tenants too have sweeping protection afforded by recent legislation. However, the bailiff will know what he can and can not due under the new rules.

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Marc Attwater Staff answered 2 months ago

it is correct the notice period is for residential properties only. However commercial tenants too have sweeping protection afforded by recent legislation. However, the bailiff will know what he can and can not due under the new rules.

Tony Morse replied 1 month ago

Hi Mark, thank you for the reply, can i ask where i can find this new information about the new legislation for commercial property tenants, thank you

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