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Episode 9: Unpacking Post-Pandemic Commercial Lease Issues

In this episode on Post-Pandemic Commercial Lease Issues, Richard discusses how to maximise profit and rental with keep-open clauses, the likelihood of forfeiture and forfeiture as the 'nuclear option' for landlords, exceptional circumstances in which leases have been frustrated and ring-fencing of rent arrears in the future. These are all supported by key and pivotal cases such as SHB v Cribbs Mall [2019], Canary Wharf v Europen Madicines Agency [2019] and Bank of New York Mellon Limited v Cine UK Limited [2021].



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