April 8, 2020

COVID-19 Real Estate Matters

Real Estate Matters

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world of real estate contracts and leases has changed significantly, as parties wonder whether they must still perform, or what to do if the other side states they are unable to perform. Please see below for some resources on some of these real estate related matters.


Qualified Improvement Property Fix

Remote Online Notarization 

Vermont Implements Remote Notary Authorization

Commercial Lease Default

What Can Be Done In the Event of a COVID-19 Related Commercial Lease Default?

Force Majeure

If you can’t fulfill your contractual obligations due to COVID-19, will your contract’s force majeure provision excuse your nonperformance?

If your vendor terminates your contract or fails to perform in a timely manner, will the forcemajeure provision in the contract excuse their non-performance?

State of Vermont

Chittenden County Superior Court Ordered moratorium on foreclosures and evictions.

Governor Phil Scott’s Executive Order suspends lodging operations.

Town Clerk Office Closures

State of New Hampshire

Governor Sununu has issued a temporary prohibition on evictions and foreclosures Emergency Order.

NH Emergency Order restricts all lodging providers within the State of New Hampshire to providing lodging for vulnerable populations and essential workers only. This restriction includes hotels; motels; bed and breakfasts; inns; and short term rentals such as those made available through VRBO, Homeaway, AirBnb and other services.

More questions about how COVID-19 impacts real estate? Contact Scott or Tim.

Scott Jaunich

Tim Sampson


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