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Land Securities Group PLC
12 January 2021
 

12 January 2021

Land Securities Group PLC ('Landsec')

December quarter rent collection

In response to the continued impact of Covid-19 on Landsec's operations, the Company has issued the following information on December rent collection. 

Cash collection and customer support

We continue to take a proactive approach to addressing the challenges the pandemic presents to our people, our customers and our business. In early April 2020, we established a customer support fund of £80m for occupiers who most need our help to survive. To date, £24m of rent concessions have been allocated to customers.

£112m of rent was due on the 25 December payment date. The table below shows the amount and percentage of this rent collected within five working days after adjusting for the impact of customers having entered CVAs and administrations, concessions agreed out of the fund and agreed monthly and deferred payment terms. 65% of this net rent was paid within five working days, compared with 94% for the equivalent period last year.

25 December 2020 quarter(1)(2)

 

 

 

Agreed changes in payment terms

 

 

 

 

 

Gross amounts due 25 December

£m

Impact of CVAs and admins

£m

Concessions

£m

Monthly payment terms

£m

Deferred payments

£m

Net amounts due 25 December

£m

Day 5 amount received

£m

Day 5 amount received

%

Day 5 amount received

Dec 19

%

Offices

64

-

(1)

(3)

-

60

52

87

96

Rest of Central London

9

-

-

(2)

-

7

2

29

87

Regional retail

17

(1)

-

(2)

-

14

5

36

90

Urban opportunities

5

-

-

-

-

5

2

40

93

Subscale sectors

17

(1)

-

(1)

-

15

5

33

90


112

(2)

(1)

(8)

-

101

66

65

94

 

1.     Including our proportionate share of subsidiaries and joint ventures, as explained in the Presentation of financial information above.

2.     All amounts are shown gross of VAT. Where an amount billed remains uncollected and is subsequently written off, the VAT component will be recovered by the Group.

 

Of the £35m of rent outstanding, £14m relates to customers who have withheld payment pending documentation of agreed concessions.

The table below provides a similar analysis for the rents which were due between 25 March and 24 December 2020. 80% of the net amounts due for this period have been received.

For the period ended 24 December 2020(1)(2)

 

 

 

Agreed changes

in payment terms

 

 

 

 

Gross amounts

due for the period(3)

£m

Impact of CVAs and admins

£m

Concessions

£m

Deferred payments

£m

Net amounts due for the period(3)

£m

Amounts received

to date

£m

Amounts received

to date

%

Offices

224

-

-

(2)

222

220

99

Rest of Central London

77

(1)

(4)

-

72

59

82

Regional retail

153

(8)

(11)

(3)

131

76

58

Urban opportunities

23

(1)

(1)

(1)

20

11

55

Subscale sectors

76

(5)

(5)

(2)

64

42

66

Total

553

(15)

(21)

(8)

509

408

80

 

1.     Including our proportionate share of subsidiaries and joint ventures, as explained in the Presentation of financial information above.

2.     All amounts are shown gross of VAT. Where an amount billed remains uncollected and is subsequently written off, the VAT component will be recovered by the Group.

3.     Due dates from 25 March 2020 to 24 December 2020. Does not include 25 December 2020 quarter day rents.

 

 

Ends

 

About Landsec

At Landsec, we strive to connect communities, realise potential and deliver sustainable places.

As one of the largest real estate companies in Europe, our £11.8 billion portfolio spans 24 million sq ft (as at 30 September 2020) of well-connected retail, leisure, workspace and residential hubs. From the iconic Piccadilly Lights in the West End and the regeneration of London's Victoria, to the creation of retail destinations at Westgate Oxford and Trinity Leeds, we own and manage some of the most successful and memorable real estate in the UK.

We aim to lead our industry in critical long-term issues - from diversity and community employment to carbon reduction and climate resilience. We deliver value for our shareholders, great experiences for our customers and positive change for our communities.

Find out more at landsec.com

 

Please contact:


Investors

Ed Thacker

+44 (0)20 7024 5185

Edward.Thacker@landsec.com

 

Press

Jonathan Sibun (Tulchan Group)

+44 (0)7779 999 683

JSibun@tulchangroup.com

 

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