This briefing note considers whether a commercial landlord can forfeit its tenant’s lease, if the tenant in question is a company, and if it enters into or becomes subject to a “company voluntary arrangement” (“CVA”).

This follows our previous briefing note considering what a commercial landlord’s options are in the face of rent arrears and legislation introduced in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Knights’ Property Litigation specialists are well placed to assist either tenants or landlords, facing any such difficulties. For further information regarding the issues raised here, or for more specific advice, please contact a member of the Property Litigation team.

*Discovery (Northampton) Limited and others v Debenhams Retail Limited and others [2019] EWHC 2441 (Ch)

**SHB Realisations Limited v Cribbs Mall Nominee (1) Ltd [2003] WLUK 588