Last month the UK Government ordered an extensive list of different kinds of businesses and venues in the UK to close due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Pubs, restaurants, hotels, salons, museums, cinemas, gyms, places of worship and all but essential retailers have all been forced to close their doors until further notice.

As a result, a large number of commercial premises have been rapidly mothballed.

Owners, landlords and tenants will still need to maintain their buildings for security purposes; to achieve statutory compliance; and to protect the fabric and critical systems, as well as satisfying any insurance implications.

While some may think there’s little difference between a mothballed premises and a vacant property, under the current circumstances it is really not as simple as that as there is usually some advance planning when it comes to a premises becoming unoccupied. Most often contents are removed and services shut down – however, the rapid speed of change as a result of the Coronavirus has meant many businesses left their properties fairly quickly.

Please click here to download a ‘Guide to protecting mothballed premises during the COVID-19 Coronavirus crisis’ produced by RiskSTOP.

We hope you find this useful.