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Landlord and Tenant (General)


This section contains material on a number of different landlord and tenant matters. The topics covered can be seen in the contents box on the left. There are also separate specialist landlord and tenant sections in the Update Library on:

Residential Long Leases

Ian Quayle provides a comprehensive analysis of a court of appeal decision on the recoverability of costs in residential long leases.    89 Holland Park (Management) Ltd v Dell & Dell [2023] EWCA Civ 1460. Judgment.    Summary   An interesting Court of Appeal...

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The Renters Reform Bill

Isaac Craft raises a pivotal question in his debut piece for Property Law UK: Does the proposal to abolish no-fault evictions under section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 strike the right balance between landlords and tenants?    Section 21 is speed: it gives landlords an...

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Landlord and Tenant Act 1987, Part I

In a case where a freeholder failed to offer qualifying tenants the right of first refusal, under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 prior to granting roof space leases, the High Court held that a tenants’ s19 default notice was valid. It also held that the court at first instance had not been wrong in declining to exercise its discretion not to order the transfer of the leases and that the “principal terms” of the contract may be more than simply the consideration, even if not in fact included within the original contract.

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How To Do a Rent Review – Part 11

Article contributed by Michael Lever   Introduction  This series provides an overview of the practicalities in England and Wales. Specific problems need particular attention; every property and every lease differs, so the series is not a substitute for specific...

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Valid Tenancy Agreements

Article contributed by Ian Quayle   Ian Quayle delves into the intricate details of [2023] EWHC 2529 (Ch), shedding light on the complexities surrounding the establishment of a valid agreement for lease.   Summary   This case confirms what is required...

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