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Real Estate

30 October 2020
Emma Pinkerton Indemnity for cost of contaminated land

United Kingdom - CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

A recent case concerning a landlord's counterclaim for the cost incurred by it in remediating its property prior to undertaking a major redevelopment project provides a useful reminder to tenants on the extent of their potential liability at the end of the term of their lease and sounds a cautionary note to any party undertaking works under licence. The landlord was entitled to recover the full cost of the remediation work to deal with asbestos contamination caused by the previous tenant and its parent company.

Authors: Emma Pinkerton, Olivia Jamison, Valentina Keys
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Steven M Herman COVID-19 update: executive order extending moratorium on commercial evictions until 1 January 2021

USA - Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo recently signed a new executive order extending the state-wide moratorium on commercial evictions. The moratorium prohibits the enforcement of any eviction of any commercial tenant, or a foreclosure of any commercial mortgage, for non-payment of rent if the property is owned or rented by any individual who is eligible for unemployment insurance or benefits under state or federal law or otherwise facing financial hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Authors: Steven M Herman, Suleida Arias
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Recent updates

Warren Gordon Terminating agreements under Electronic Communications Code

United Kingdom - CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

Authors: Warren Gordon, Danielle Drummond-Brassington
Steven M Herman COVID-19 update: CDC order temporarily halts residential evictions nationwide until 31 December 2020

USA - Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft LLP

Authors: Steven M Herman, Suleida Arias

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