Note on the Coronavirus Act 2020

Recently, we have witnessed unprecedented and sweeping changes to society as a whole. The legislative changes would previously have been considered unimaginable. From the closure of all non-essential businesses, to the creation of the new employment status ‘furlough’, these really are unprecedented times. Of course, the legal changes are all on top of the personal disruption that we now face as a result of social distancing measures.

We have reviewed the new legislation, including the Government’s technical guidance, and summarised the position below for your ease.

Designed for landlords, this content highlights the implications of the Coronavirus Act 2020.

Topics covered:
• What does the new law actually require?
• What impact will this have?
• What is the ‘pre-action protocol’ for social housing and how does it affect landlords?
• Complying with the protocol.