The emergency legislation on residential leases brought in for the coronavirus pandemic, does not deal specifically with commercial leases. In some cases, tenants of commercial property may seek concessions, particularly if their business has suffered as a result of the lockdown. Here are tips for landlords in dealing with that particular situation:

1 Review the lease and any side letters or supplemental agreements and ensure you understand the parties rights and obligations, in particular, whether there are any break options in favour of the tenant and whether there are guarantees or a rent deposit or other security in place.