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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
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.
The Court of Appeal has upheld an injunction over what was a relatively minor breach of a right to light, primarily because of the developer's poor conduct throughout the dispute. 12 Jul 2016
The courts do not need to have regard to the tenant of a private landlord's rights to respect for her home under human rights laws when issuing a possession order, the Supreme Court has confirmed. 16 Jun 2016
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