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4 April 2019 Does a breach of an obligation in an agreement for lease allow the tenant to refuse to complete the lease?

A tenant who does not want to be forced to complete a lease if an obligation in the agreement for lease is breached must provide expressly for this in the agreement.

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6 December 2018 Supreme Court stops landlord from circumventing business tenant’s right of renewal with scheme of works designed solely to enable eviction

We previously reported on the High Court decision of S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd in which it was held that a landlord’s motive could not prevent it from successfully utilising ‘ground (f)’ under s30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 to oppose a lease renewal.

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9 March 2018 Redress scheme announces departure from property regulation

On 6 February 2018, the Ombudsman Services accounted its intention to withdraw from handling complaints in the property sector as of 6 August 2018.

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1 March 2017 Liability for business rates whilst property being refurbished

With the current publicity over the rating revaluation coming in next month alongside proposed changes to the appeals process, today’s Supreme Court decision will come as a relief to embattled ratepayers.

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29 July 2016 A lease break fails because a tenant did not remove extensive partitioning

Riverside Park Ltd v NHS Property Services Limited is a must-read case. It provides guidance on a variety of issues associated with conditional breaks.

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2 December 2015 Repayment of sums paid in advance following exercise of break clause

The Supreme Court has today unanimously upheld the Court of Appeal decision that where a tenant exercises a right to break a lease, no term should generally be implied that the landlord must reimburse…

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11 June 2015 Spiralling service charges

The Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by 25 chalet tenants against the strict interpretation of the service charge provisions in their 99 year leases.

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24 February 2011 Churches and chapels in Wales face an uncertain future

Today churches and chapels in Wales face an uncertain future, but their problem is not unique.

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