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Brexit cannot frustrate a commercial lease - High Court ruling

European Union, United Kingdom - February 28 2019 A landlord has won its High Court case against the European Medicines Agency’s confirming that its 25-year lease of premises in Canary Wharf will not…

Can Brexit frustrate a lease?

European Union, United Kingdom - January 31 2019 A High Court trial has taken place this month (January 2019) between Canary Wharf Group and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) over the impact of…

Restrictive covenant not modified where development knowingly carried out in breach

United Kingdom - January 16 2019 The Court of Appeal has held that a developer, who breached a restrictive covenant which limited use of land to car parking only, could not apply to…

Lease or licence? It’s a question of fact

United Kingdom - January 16 2019 The High Court has held that a licence to occupy office space actually created a landlord and tenant relationship. When construed on the facts, the…

Reduction of SDLT pay and file window to 14 days

United Kingdom - December 5 2018 Next year, the time limit for filing a stamp duty land tax (SDLT) return and paying the tax due will reduce from 30 to 14 days. This will apply to…