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Ahead of the eagerly-awaited judgment in the M&S break notice case, the Court of Appeal has re-stated the need for strict compliance with break clause conditions

Tenants must "pay close attention to all the requirements" of a break clause and "follow them closely" if they want to be able to exercise a right to exit a lease early, the Court of Appeal has ruled. 04 Apr 2014

UK government considering changes to trespass rules to make it easier for shale gas developers, reports say

The UK government is considering changes to trespass laws that would allow developers to access oil and gas located under private land without necessarily obtaining the landowner's permission, a newspaper has reported. 03 Apr 2014

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High Court asks government to appear at South Bank village green hearing

A High Court judge has adjourned a judicial review hearing of Lambeth Council's decision that an application to register land at the Southbank Centre's skateboard undercroft as a village green was not valid to ask the UK government to appear at the hearing.... 25 Mar 2014

New periodic tenancy was not automatically created when lease held over, says English Court of Appeal

A new annual periodic tenancy was not automatically created when a tenant continued to occupy commercial premises after the original lease expired, the Court of Appeal in England has ruled. 24 Mar 2014

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