Landlords raise the CVA stakes

Property Litigation Partner, Daniel Swimer, has commented in Property Week explaining the challenges facing landlords and the options available to them in light of the recent increase in tenant CVAs.

“The percentage vote required to pass a CVA proposal has not changed. Instead, landlords have started to fight back against the use of CVAs. Landlords are unwilling to simply accept the form of the proposals being offered. They are negotiating with the retailer directly or otherwise challenging the proposals on the basis of unfair prejudice where the terms seek to squeeze them too much.”

“When a company enters administration, but continues to trade from premises during that period, the landlord of the premises in question is entitled to be paid the rent as an expense of the administration. This places landlords in a far better position than if rents were cut as part of a CVA,”

Read the full article on the Property Week website.


Daniel Swimer

Partner – Property Litigation

+44 (0) 20 7307 2306