Two new precedent deeds for variation of lease have been added to all By Lawyers Leases publications.
The new precedents are:
- Deed of variation of lease – Deferral of rental payments. This deed provides for the deferral of rental payments for an agreed period. It also provides for the lessor to access the security deposit/bond/guarantee, to satisfy part-payment of rent during this period. It is suitable for general use when required.
- Deed of variation of lease – Deferral of rental payments during COVID 19. This deed complies with the National Cabinet Code of Conduct that was released on 7 April 2020 to govern commercial, industrial and retail tenancies affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Both of these new precedents deeds cover arrangements for future payments. Once the deferral period has ended, they provide for the repayment of deferred rent in full.
By Lawyers have produced a publication which brings together in one place a collection of practical information to help the profession at this time. Dealing with COVID-19 legal issues is a valuable resource for lawyers. It is now available by clicking on the link at the top of the matter plan in every By Lawyers Guide.