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Landlord and Tenant 2nd Quarter Results 2015-16:
Landlord and Tenant 2nd Quarter Results 2015-16:
19th Jun 2015

Roger Hannah & Co’s Landlord and Tenant Department goes from strength to strength with impressive 2nd Quarter results.

Landlords Opposition to Grant of a New Business Tenancy
Landlords Opposition to Grant of a New Business Tenancy
30th Jan 2015

Hough v Greathall case confirms a Landlord who opposes the grant of a new business tenancy on the grounds of redevelopment must establish its intention at the hearing date, and not at the date of service of notice.

Landlord and Tenant - No implied insurance recovery in Service charge clause
Landlord and Tenant - No implied insurance recovery in Service charge clause
11th Jan 2013

In a recent case where, by mistake, a lease contained no express clause for the landlord to recover the insurance premium from the tenant, it was held that there was no basis of implied recovery.

A Landlord’s Right To Recover His costs for dealing with assignments/underlettings
A Landlord’s Right To Recover His costs for dealing with assignments/underlettings
12th Dec 2012

The Upper Tribunal, in four recent decisions, considered the question of costs recovery by landlords when there is no express lease provision for the recovery of costs of dealing with tenants' applications. It reviewed the effect of section 19(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 and Administration Charges provisions in the 2002 Commonhold, etc Act, and it concluded, amongst other things, that reasonable costs may be recoverable by landlords.

Landlord and Tenant - Service Charge Clauses - no special Rules of Interpretation
Landlord and Tenant - Service Charge Clauses - no special Rules of Interpretation
6th Dec 2012

The High Court in a recent decision has raised doubts about the existence of hitherto generally accepted rules of interpretation of service charge clauses, namely, that landlords should not make a profit and that such clauses should be construed restrictively.

Tenant's Rights to Buy Survive Transfer of Title
Tenant's Rights to Buy Survive Transfer of Title
30th Oct 2012

A corporate landlord who tried to prevent its tenant from exercising option to purchase the property after the title to the property had been transferred to a subsidiary company (for reasons unconnected with the right to buy) found the court unsympathetic recently.

Landlord and tenant case update: break options
Landlord and tenant case update: break options
30th Oct 2012

Landlord and tenants often include break clauses in a lease which allow either or both parties to terminate the lease midway through the lease. Usually the break clause is for the benefit of the tenant who is nervous about committing to rent liabilities for a long period in one location.

Landlord and Tenant: Points to Ponder in Commercial Leases
Landlord and Tenant: Points to Ponder in Commercial Leases
29th Oct 2012

Most standard commercial leases have an interest rate for situations where the tenant is in some sort of default. The rate will very often be 4% which is in practice very often too low to act as an incentive for tenants to pay their rent and other sums on time.

Landlord and Tenant: Reversionary Leases
Landlord and Tenant: Reversionary Leases
29th Oct 2012

In these uncertain economic times many Landlords are Jumping at the opportunity offered by tenants who agree to extend their leases

Dilapidations advice for tenants
Dilapidations advice for tenants
20th Mar 2012

Tenants are already faced with substantial business premises occupancy costs such as rents and rates, and then, usually at the end of their occupational Lease they are served with a schedule of dilapidations; the other bane of commercial property occupation.

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