BPF urges commercial property owners’ views on coronavirus (COVID-19) measures

BPF urges commercial property owners’ views on coronavirus (COVID-19) measures

The British Property Federation (BPF) has launched a campaign to raise awareness of the government’s consultation on commercial rents during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and hopes to provide the government with further evidence of tenant support. The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government's (MHCLG) consultation seeks evidence of the support being offered to tenants from commercial property owners, and how both parties are behaving, and responses to the various ‘exit options’ from the moratoriums that the call for evidence proposes. The consultation for which the campaign encourages responses closes on Tuesday 4 May 2021.

The campaign and consultation seek to review responses from commercial property owners on proposals to extend further the national ban on evictions, statutory demands and winding up petitions, which are all currently extended to June 2021. Further, the BPF and MHCLG hope to consider how unpaid commercial rent should be managed.

For more information on the campaign, including MHCLG’s proposals to solve the ‘rent arrears challenge’, see: Calling all commercial property owners.

For further details on the consultation, see:

• Commercial rents and COVID-19: call for evidence

• MHCLG opens consultation on commercial rent evictions amid coronavirus (COVID-19), LNB News 06/04/2021 106

Respondents can provide their views via either:

• BPF online form: Tell us your story

• MHCLG online survey: Commercial Rents and COVID-19 Call for Evidence

Source: British Property Federation launches ‘call to arms’ property owner campaign for Government commercial rents Call for Evidence

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