Landlord,Tenant and Property News

Landlord’s Subletting Ban Enforced by CourtOctober 20, 2016

Leases can vary enormously, and it takes a professional eye to understand their terms. In a recent case which underlines this point, a couple who...

Concurrent Delay Plea Failure Ends Saga SagaOctober 10, 2016

Concurrent delay is a common problem in construction contracts. It arises when a delay in one area of work causes a delay in another. The...

Landlord’s Liability for Uneven Surface Outside Scope of LeaseOctober 4, 2016

Landlords have a legal responsibility to keep the premises they let out in a safe condition to use. That responsibility is not unlimited, however, as...

Human Rights Law Not Effective in Avoiding Private Landlord EvictionSeptember 18, 2016

One of the well-established principles of the law relating to obtaining possession of residential property that applies in the case of a possession order sought...

Planning Exemptions Carry Full WeightSeptember 1, 2016

A recent decision involving development proposals in the Green Belt will be of interest to those considering making planning applications over Green Belt land. It involved...

Failure to Keep Tenant Informed Means Notice ValidAugust 10, 2016

Landlords can often move their offices several times during a long lease, meaning that the original address for service of documents on them becomes obsolete. When...

Court Declines to Imply Additional Terms Into LeaseAugust 1, 2016

There is a general rule in law, which applies to leases as well as contracts generally, that a legal agreement will normally be taken by...

Landlords Pay Price for Breach of Right of Quiet EnjoymentJuly 18, 2016

A recent case illustrates the risks landlords take if they refurbish tenanted buildings without taking sufficient account of the potential impact on their tenants. Almost all...

Planning Laws Can Be Used as Instruments of Social PolicyJuly 6, 2016

Planning laws are about the character and appearance of the built environment but can also be instruments of social policy. In one case which proves...

Tenants Cannot Assign Leases to Their Own GuarantorsJune 23, 2016

In a decision that clarifies a problem area of the law and will be required reading for commercial property professionals, the High Court has ruled...