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Supreme Court: 'sale and rent back' firm could not grant tenants proprietary rights over properties before sale completed

A firm that purchased properties in the north east of England on the condition that the previous owners would be entitled to remain in their homes indefinitely was not in a position to make such a promise, the UK's highest court has ruled. 23 Oct 2014

Scottish court: tenant in breach of restatement obligations could compensate for loss in value, rather than repair costs

A commercial tenant of premises which had not been repaired as required in the lease was entitled to argue that compensation to the landlord should be paid on the basis of the loss in property value, rather than the cost of those repairs, a Scottish court... 09 Sep 2014

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Landlords cannot claim equivalent guarantee for lease arrangements if previous guarantee is struck out under UK property law, says Court of Appeal

Landlords cannot force tenants to provide an equivalent guarantee on an assignment of leases when the obligation in the lease that the existing guarantor stands against is void under UK property laws, the Court of Appeal has ruled. 08 Sep 2014

Scottish court ruling on leases held by dissolved tenant companies gives certainty to landlords, says expert

The general rule that a dissolved company that is later restated to the Companies Register "continues in existence as if it had not been dissolved" does not prevent a landlord from terminating a lease held by that company, a Scottish court has ruled. 01 Sep 2014

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