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How does summary judgment work in contested lease renewal claims?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2011

The recent case of Somerfield Stores Limited v Spring (Sutton Coldfield) Limited (in Administration) addresses the question of whether a tenant in contested lease renewal proceedings can use summary judgment as a tactical weapon to reduce the time available for a landlord to prove its ground of opposing the grant of a new lease


Rent reviews does delay mean a landlord will be out of time?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2011

Rent review clauses are a common feature in leases


Unearthing restrictive covenants: a consideration for developers carrying out construction work
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2011

In Perkins the Lands Tribunal refused to modify a restrictive covenant to allow a developer to build a new house on his land


(Some) relief for residential valuers Court of Appeal overturns Scullion decision
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2011

In what will come as a welcome relief to residential surveyors (and their insurers), the Court of Appeal has now overturned the controversial decision of the High Court in Scullion v Bank of Scotland plc (ta Colleys) in which the High Court held that a residential surveyor owed a duty of care to a buy-to-let investor is respect of future rental yield


Misrepresentation: how far can a seller rely on the Standard Conditions of Sale to exclude liability?
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • September 21 2011

It is common practice for a seller of property to attempt to limit his liability for misrepresentation as much as possible


Personal break clauses: the impact of the Linpac mouldings case
  • Squire Sanders Hammonds
  • United Kingdom
  • June 21 2011

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Norwich Union and Pensions v Linpac Mouldings Ltd reinforces the principle that, once a tenant with the benefit of a personal break clause assigns a lease, in the absence of very clear wording to the contrary that break clause cannot later be exercised by the former tenant even if the lease is subsequently re-assigned to him


Signed, sealed and delivered but is it yours?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2009

Such is the rush to complete commercial deals that the parties often look for short cuts that can be taken


Actions may often be louder than words
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2009

Whether a landlord has accepted a surrender of a lease will depend more on the landlord’s actions rather than its intentions or what it says


Do you mind if I bore you?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2009

Leases nearly always give the landlord the right to enter the demised premises to inspect the condition of the premises and its state of repair


Let me entertain you?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 3 2009

With consumer spending down, landlords of shopping centres are putting more energy into, and investing more money in, promotional activities to encourage shoppers to their centres