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Covid-19 : Business Support 24.03.20 – Update 5

The following has been released by the Government this afternoon:

Protection from eviction for commercial tenants

Commercial tenants who cannot pay their rent because of Covid-19 will be protected from eviction. These measures will mean no business will automatically forfeit their lease and be forced out of their premises if they miss a payment up until 30 June. There is also the option for the government to extend this period if needed.

This is not a rental holiday, and all commercial tenants will still be liable for the rent. All commercial tenants in England, Wales and Northern Ireland are eligible.

As always we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation to provide our clients with the information we consider will support them and may benefit them at this time. However, if you have any specific queries that you need assistance with, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 028 7930 1777 and you will be directed to the appropriate person for help.

ASM Contacts

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Grainne Quinn – Magherafelt
grainne.quinn@asmmagherafelt.com

Ian Finnegan – Newry
ian.finnegan@asmnewry.com

Caroline Keenan – Belfast
caroline.keenan@asmbelfast.com

Michael P. O’Hare – Dundalk
michael.p.ohare@asmdundalk.com

Alistair Cooke – Dungannon
alistair.cooke@asmdungannon.com