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How to avoid some of the common issues that can arise in property leases
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • November 22 2017

Property is a key part of the legal business and mistakes made in this sector can be costly. Although property law can be slightly illogical at times


Distraint for rent A refresher on cumulative remedies
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 14 2016

Distraint for rent is a common law remedy for landlords of commercial property. It allows a landlord to seize assets belonging to the tenant and sell


Finding the "good" in goodbye: how to end a commercial tenancy
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • September 9 2013

So your tenant is late paying the rent - again. Only this time, you've reached your limit and you want to terminate the lease. In Ontario


Landlord and tenant - a High Court judgment this month reminds landlords to be careful not to release any guarantors (including former tenants) accidentally when granting consent to the existing tenant under a lease
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2013

Variations to a lease are usually obvious, so the landlord can easily remember that he needs to join in any current guarantors (including former


A tenant's dilapidations obligation, at the end of the lease, did not require it to install state of the art fittings even though the items provided by the landlord at the start of the tenancy were the best available at that time
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 31 2013

A tenant occupied commercial premises under various leases. When the leases expired, the tenant stayed on for a while longer but did eventually move


Residentialmixed use - the Supreme Court grants dispensation to a landlord in relation to the consultation requirements on service charge expenditure
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2013

Thirteen judges and other arbiters considered the landlord's application for dispensation from start to finish of the judicial process. Only three


Landlord and tenant - tenancy deposit schemes
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • February 20 2013

As well as duly protecting a deposit received in relation to an assured shorthold tenancy in one of the statutory schemes, a landlord must ensure that


Landlord and tenant - requiring a guarantor to take a new lease following disclaimer
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • February 20 2013

Where a lease is disclaimed, a guarantor of the tenant may be required by the landlord to take a new lease


Landlord and tenant - consent to underlet and parting with possession
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2013

A covenant against parting with possession (as opposed to occupation) will only be breached if the tenant is completely excluded from the premises


Landlord and tenant - break clauses
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 22 2013

Where rent falls due before a break date, it will usually be payable in full, although the position will always depend on what the lease says