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A commercial property tenant did not breach repair covenants set out in the lease when it replaced carpet tiles in the property with strip carpeting, the Court of Appeal has ruled, overturning the High Court's decision. 21 Apr 2016
Development of what will become the tallest skyscraper in the City of London is to go ahead after the local authority voted to use planning powers allowing it to overrule 'right to light' claims if those affected receive compensation. 11 Apr 2016
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.
Anti-avoidance provisions in the 1995 Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act prevent a tenant from assigning a lease to its guarantor, the High Court has ruled. 21 Mar 2016
It would be "a substantial and unjustified departure" from the wording of a dilapidations clause to allow a commercial property tenant to pay its former landlord the difference in value of the property at the end of the lease, rather than the cost of the repairs,... 15 Dec 2015
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