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UK Real Estate Quarterly Bulletin - May 2016
  • Paul Hastings LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 5 2016

Following previous significant rulings relating to the application of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (the “Act”) in the well publicised

The key to achieving a surrender
  • Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 26 2016

This case concerned a property in Stockport let at an annual rent of £784,268, where Padwick was landlord to a company named SCL. The defendant had

Dissolution: practical advice to mortgagees on asset realisation
  • Eversheds LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 25 2016

The recent case of Re Fivestar Properties Ltd highlighted an instance where the company’s administrators filed a dissolution notice despite the

Sometimes, the law really is an ass
  • Hill Dickinson LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 20 2016

Recent developments in landlord and tenant law concerning the position of the outgoing tenant’s guarantor on the assignment of the lease can only be

Expert evidence in lease renewals worth every pound
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2016

A rare High Court decision on an unopposed lease renewal under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 has underlined the importance of robust and thorough

The minefield of surrenders and assignments
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2016

A lease can often be the most financially draining contract a company has hanging around its neck, which can be particularly burdensome when the

Lease assignments to guarantors are void
  • Michelmores LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 6 2016

The case of KS Victoria Street v House of Fraser (Stores Management) Ltd in 2011 clarified several important points under the Landlord and Tenant

Hill v Haines revisited: setting aside transactions made in ancillary relief proceedings
  • Hardwicke
  • United Kingdom
  • April 5 2016

For obvious reasons a trustee in bankruptcy will be keen to set aside any property transaction where the value of the consideration given is either

Lease Assignments to Guarantors No Longer Valid
  • Reed Smith LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 30 2016

It is now clear that leases cannot be assigned to the tenant's guarantor but serious issues arise out of the recent High Court case of EMI Group

High Court refuses to create Frankenstein’s lease - tenant cannot assign to guarantors
  • Hogan Lovells
  • United Kingdom
  • March 18 2016

Landlords have no reason to fear Frankenstein’s monster, following the decision of the High Court in EMI Group Limited v O&H Q1 Limited. The cour