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A tenant who “wilfully” breached the conditions of his lease by sub-letting to an obnoxious sub-tenant without the consent of the ultimate landlord should not be forced to forfeit the lease immediately, the Court of Appeal has ruled. 05 Aug 2015
The Lands Chamber was wrong to find that two unconnected floors in a London office building should be treated as a single 'hereditament' for the purpose of calculating business rates liability, the UK's highest court has ruled. 03 Aug 2015
A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, to end the lease early.
A version of this guide first appeared in Estates Gazette
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
Lease provisions that would ultimately increase service charges payable by the tenants of a number of holiday homes near Swansea to more than £1 million a year should be allowed to stand, the UK's highest court has ruled. 11 Jun 2015
A UK landowner does not have the right to require the removal of telecoms equipment legally installed by the tenant until the tenancy agreement comes to an end, a county court in England has ruled. 05 May 2015
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