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A 'notice to quit' served on a tenant farmer by the new owner of the land was invalid, as the new owner had given notice before its ownership was properly registered with the Land Registry, the High Court has ruled. 10 Oct 2016
A commercial tenant in breach of a repair clause at the end of a lease has been ordered to pay its former landlord's claim for the cost of those repairs in full by a Scottish court, even though the landlord was able to re-let the property in its current condition.... 06 Oct 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.
Development work that restricts natural sunlight to property can in principle be a breach of a 'quiet enjoyment' covenant in a lease, even where no formal right to light exists, according to the county court. 17 Aug 2016
A tenant was unable to exercise a break clause in a commercial lease due to its failure to remove partitioning that it had installed. This meant it had not provided vacant possession of the property, which was required by the lease as a condition of effective... 11 Aug 2016
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