There is no doubt that as a consequence of the pandemic, the way we work and live has changed. Our attitudes, our priorities - they have all shifted slightly. They say the days of people working in the office are over, commentators speak of people moving west to work remotely, of hotels being repurposed, of the retail experience fundamentally changing. So yes, the world has changed, but the hard truth is that the pandemic cannot change the world retrospectively. Meaning, if you agreed to something in 2018 you cannot necessarily get out of the agreement because in 2020, the rug was pulled out from under all of us. This position is becoming very apparent in the world of property as slowly, disputes – in particular between landlords and tenants on the interpretation of leases - are finding their way through the courts.
The Pandemic has changed the world – or has it?
April 16, 2021
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