Entries by Meaby

Airbnb –Hosts left without pay-out and guests receiving full refund

Since 11 March 2020, the day the World Health Organisation announced that the world was suffering from a pandemic known as COVID-19, we have been in a state of flux. As global travel and tourism grounds to a halt, Airbnb hosts face a very uncertain time. The ban on travelling and the home-isolation rules restricting […]

Event cancellation: A brief legal guide for wedding and event suppliers

Thousands of wedding and event suppliers from venues to caterers and photographers to music bands are feeling the commercial impact of the COVID-19 Government restrictions. For the foreseeable future, weddings and events are cancelled which has prompted both suppliers and consumers to carefully review their legal position. If you have spent much of the current […]

Conveyancing Ready Service – No Sale No Fee

If you are considering selling your home, it will not have gone unnoticed that the property market has entered a period of uncertainty as buyers and mortgage lenders evaluate the impact of coronavirus. Whilst the current slowdown is having a damaging short-term impact, we remain hopeful that the property market will pick up again without […]

All of my staff are working from home. This is new territory for us. What do I need to be aware of as an employer?

The Government announced on 16 March 2020 that employees and workers should work from home wherever possible to combat the spread of Covid-19 and to minimise infection rates.   It is therefore vital that employers are heeding this advice and are ensuring that their staff are working from home in non-essential industries. This is obviously going […]

Moving House during COVID-19

Following the Prime Minster’s announcement on 23 March 2020, it was stated on 25 March 2020 that home buyers should, as far as possible, delay moving to a new house while emergency measures are in place to fight coronavirus. Where moving is unavoidable for contractual reasons and all parties are unable to reach an agreement […]

COVID 19: When will I get possession of my rented property

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Government has acted swiftly to ensure tenants cannot be evicted from their properties for at least a three-month period. In turn, landlords whose tenants are experiencing financial difficulties can take advantage of a 3-month mortgage payment holiday. It was also announced that bailiffs should stop providing any new […]

Government announces plans to allow workers to carry over annual leave

The Government has announced a new amendment to the Working Time Regulations.  The Working Time (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 will allow workers to carry over up to four weeks annual leave into the next two annual leave years. The aim is to provide employers with flexibility that are under pressure from the impact of Covoid-19 […]

Moving house during the Coronavirus pandemic

Hundreds of thousands of home-owners and first-time buyers in the UK will currently be wondering how, when and even if their property sale or purchase will proceed. The latest Government advice on home moving during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak (as at 26th March 2020) urges all parties involved in a conveyancing transaction not to withdraw, […]

The Government have banned my wedding: A three-step plan for couples

With Coronavirus being described as the biggest threat the UK has faced for decades, the Government have imposed a ban on all social events including weddings. This means all weddings and parties booked in the coming weeks will be cancelled. Whilst this news can be devastating for couples, it is important to be practically and […]

As an Employer, should I consider short-time working and lay-offs?

The question presupposes that your firm is expected to struggle financially in the forthcoming months as a result of the COVID-19 virus. Can you mitigate against this prospect by imposing short-time working and lay-offs on your employees? Both lay-offs and short-time working permit an employer to instruct employees to remain at home for the short-term […]