Neil chair of The quarterly rent payments - which traditionally fall around the 25th of March, June, September and December - can mark a significant outgoing for struggling firms and R3 said many well-known high street names have entered into administration in the run-up to or days following Quarter Days
over the last 10 years.
Sophie Orme, head of Colliers International's shopping centre management team, said; "The Autumn quarter is always the toughest quarter day
for those landlords collecting rent with high percentage of retail property in their portfolio.
A number of high-profile stores - including Whittard of Chelsea, clothes shop, The Officers Club, and record retailer Zavvi have gone into administration shortly after a quarter day
, which falls in late March, June, September and December.
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The appeal, by a consortium of landlords including Land Securities, Hammerson and British Land, overturned the controversial Goldacre/ Luminar decisions which decided somewhat arbitrarily that the rent should only be an expense of the administration if the quarter day
fell after the start of the period of administration.
The ruling means that rent will now be charged on a pay-as-you-go basis, putting an end to 'tactical' administrations which enables retailers to operate for free if they file for administration just after quarter day
Last month, JJB Sports filed a notice of intention to appoint an administrator, whilst Game Group filed a similar notice before the quarter day
Most of the recent sudden closures will have been brought on by the end of June quarter day
, when shop rents become due to landlords.
Retailers' performance in the run-up to Christmas is absolutely vital in not only finishing off the year well, but also securing the resources they might need to get them through the traditionally quieter times once any New Year sales finish, and with the traditional Quarter Day
on which commercial rents are paid falling over the coming festive period, it's vital that they make hay while the snow falls.