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Rent payable in administration, Court of Appeal ruling in GAME

24 February 2014

Lee Manning, restructuring partner at Deloitte comments:

“Today’s ruling brings to an end a period of uncertainty over what counts as a cost of administration, with rent liable on a pay-as-you-go rather than a quarterly basis. It is far more equitable for an administrator to pay for what is used during an administration and reflects how administrators have to contract with non-landlord creditors for supplies and services.

“Potentially this may even reduce the number of pre-packs where the liability for an entire quarter’s rent had forced companies and administrators to sell a business more rapidly, and creditors could see benefits from fewer pre-packs.”

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“Potentially this may even reduce the number of pre-packs where the liability for an entire quarter’s rent had forced companies and administrators to sell a business more rapidly, and creditors could see benefits from fewer pre-packs.”-Lee Manning, restructuring partner at Deloitte

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