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17 May 2021 Relief for landlords as the Court of Appeal confirms that leases have been validly contracted out

One of the requirements for tenants to contract out of the security of tenure regime contained in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 is that they make a simple or statutory declaration before entering into the lease.

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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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20 February 2019 Brexit frustration

Are you frustrated by Brexit? If so, that’s more than can be said of the European Medicines Agency’s (EMA) £13m a year lease at Canary Wharf.

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19 March 2014 Basis of tenants occupation following expiry of contracted out lease

"Where a tenant remains in occupation following the expiry of a contracted out lease, does it occupy as a tenant at will or as a periodic tenant?
The Court of Appeal has confirmed that where the parties are negotiating for the grant of a new lease, a tenancy at will is most likely to be implied, even if the tenant continues to pay rent to the landlord on a periodic basis."

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6 March 2013 Residential service charges and the duty to consult

The Supreme Court has granted a landlord dispensation from the service charge consultation requirements (the ‘Requirements’) contained in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.

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