FULL RENTAL PAYABLE FOR A COMMERCIAL LEASE DURING COVID-19

Is your landlord treating you unfairly and expecting full rent for covid-19 lockdown period despite not being able to trade at the leased premises? Are you scared of exorbitant legal fees and disrupting the relationship but need this resolved quickly? We can assist corporate tenants with a claim for rent remission.

YOUR CLAIM TO RENT REMISSION

The hard lockdown in South Africa forced many businesses to close their doors which has heavily impacted their cashflow and financial position. Unfortunately, this also meant that businesses were not able to have full access to their premises that affected their right of use and enjoyment of the premises. Despite this, we have seen many landlords knocking on the proverbial door of businesses to collect rent from their distressed lessees.

In certain instances, where financial distressed lessees acted proactively to engage their landlords, we have seen that landlords have shut the door and not provided rental relief for corporate tenants during these months.

You may feel backed into a corner by your landlord and therefore afraid to put forward a claim to remission of rent based on the force majeure events of Covid-19. Furthermore, a discussion of this nature with your landlord may put your professional commercial relationship at risk or worse, the landlord retaliates by forcing you “out of the building” due to the incorrect approach.

THIS IS WHERE WE CAN HELP YOU

We will on your behalf engage your Landlord on an amicable and just basis to ensure that the contractual obligations of the parties are observed and protected in claiming a remission of rent.

We have helped many corporate tenants in this position get fair relief through our highly specialised team of admitted attorneys and litigation specialists. Our fully legal and compliant approach to these matters does not put you at personal risk nor does it put you in the firing line of being a litigant in the matter with your Landlord. We also work on a contingency fee basis, which means there is no upfront fees, and you only pay a portion on the saving you make from the rent saved by ceding the right to claim the remission from your landlord.

Our approach has proven to be extremely successful, where remission of rent is often provided by the landlord before entering civil litigation and whilst ensuring the commercial relationship between lessor and lessee remains intact as our approach is informed by established legal principles.

CORPORATE TENANT CATEGORIES

CATEGORY A RENT UP TO DATE: MEDIUM-LARGE ENTERPRISE

CATEGORY B RENT IN DEFAULT: MEDIUM-LARGE ENTERPRISE

CATEGORY C ASSISTANCE FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

CATEGORY D CALL WITH A LAWYER – URGENT

I am a medium-large sized business (rent over R100,000 per month) and could not access the facilities during lockdown. I would like to request a remission of rent and I am up to date for rent due during Covid-19 months.

Fee is determined on a contingency basis. We will start off with an initial call and then next steps will be discussed thereafter.

I am a medium-large sized business (rent over R100,000 per month) and could not access the facilities during lockdown. I would like to request a remission of rent but I am also in default for rent due during Covid-19 lockdown months.

Fee is determined on a contingency basis. We will start off with an initial call and then next steps will be discussed thereafter.

I am a small-sized business (rent under R100,000 per month) and could not access facilities during lockdown. I am unable to pay full rent but I am also in default for rent due during Covid-19 lockdown months.

Fee is R1,800 plus VAT for a 30-min consultation with a specialist attorney. Next steps quoted on following consultation.

My situation is more complex than the previous categories and I would like a call with a Lawyer to help guide our business.

Fee is R1,800 plus VAT for a 30-min consultation with a specialist attorney. Next steps quoted on following consultation.

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