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The cost of breaking up: no rent apportionment on break

In January 2013, Marks & Spencer won a landmark victory in the High Court to apportion its final rent payment when exercising a break clause. The Court of Appeal has now overturned that decision.
15 May 2014

Another tenant’s break fails on a technicality

The Court of Appeal in Friends Life v Siemens [2014] EWCA Civ 382 has just delivered a sharp reminder of the need for absolute compliance with the terms of an option to break the lease.
09 April 2014

Recovering arrears from tenants will be harder as CRAR replaces distress

The ancient remedy of distress, which enables a landlord to enter leased premises without notice, seize a tenant’s goods and sell them to recover arrears of rent, will be replaced on 6 April 2014.
04 April 2014

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Legal responsibility for flooding ; our article for In House Lawyer (April 2014)

As the winter's floods recede, questions will be asked about how we should deal with flooding and who should pay. Michael Barlow examines the principles behind a claim arising from flood damage.
03 April 2014

Holding over – less risky than we thought?

The Court of Appeal has allowed the tenant’s appeal in the case of Barclays Wealth Trustees (Jersey) Limited v Erimus Housing Limited. T
26 March 2014

Risk of granting consent before document signed

The recent case of Rowena Williams  is the latest example of a court finding a binding contract arising from an oral or informal agreement.
13 March 2014

Is it OK to correct deeds after completion?

Despite best efforts, those managing real estate transactions sometimes face the dilemma of what to do about an error in a deed discovered only after completion.
12 February 2014

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Real Estate Disputes Case Review 2013

Our review of the most significant real estate disputes cases of the last 12 months. 
19 December 2013

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Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery

In light of bailiff law reforms, this briefing considers some of the key aspects of the new statutory procedure known as Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery or CRAR.

12 September 2013
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