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An easement or a lease - the court decides

United Kingdom - June 19 2018 The High Court has decided that a document purporting to grant a lease of a right of way in fact created an easement...

Deborah Gordon Brown

Overcoming a restriction on use in a lease

United Kingdom - October 1 2019 The Upper Chamber (Lands Tribunal) has permitted a lease variation to allow residential use of premises alongside the office use originally permitted…

Bhavesh Amlani

An unsatisfactory side effect of disclaimer

United Kingdom - January 9 2019 Mr Sleight was the trustee in bankruptcy of an insolvent estate. The deceased’s assets included several freehold properties that were charged to banks…

Alan Corcoran

Court guidance on contracting out commercial leases

United Kingdom - June 6 2019 The High Court has adopted a robust approach in a rare case involving the contracting-out procedure under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 that was…

Kate McCall

A sign of the times

United Kingdom - October 9 2019 A court rules that contracts for the sale of land can be created electronically by a chain of emails between solicitors, even where the signatures of…