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Energy Act - implications for the real estate industry
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • November 8 2011

Landlords will be unable to let properties which fall below a prescribed level of energy efficiency unless they make certain improvements.


Court of Appeal rules on validity of guarantees on lease assignment
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 27 2011

Guarantees supporting tenant covenants under leases are commonplace in the property market, but they are never more important than in a time of economic uncertainty.


Carbon Reduction Commitment - a review of proposed changes ahead
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2011

In our previous alert we reported on the government's latest proposals to simplify the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme (CRC), as they affect the property industry.


Landlord and tenant - rent review
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • July 20 2011

The landlord and tenant in this case had been unable to agree on a rent review, and had referred the matter to an arbitrator in accordance with the terms of the lease.


Fortuitous settlement not excluded by settlement exclusion clause
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 14 2011

In its decision in Engle Estate v. Aviva Insurance Company of Canada, the Alberta Court of Appeal addressed the interpretation of an insurance contract purporting to exclude damage to buildings caused by settlement.


Landlord and tenant - intra-group assignments
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 21 2011

In the December 2010 edition of Property update, we reviewed the case of KS Victoria Street v House of Fraser (Stores Management) Ltd.


Landlord and tenant - does the latest decision on the enforceability of guarantees on lease assignment bring any clarity to the law?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • December 15 2010

In last month's edition of Property update, we reported on the decision in KS Victoria Street v House of Fraser (Stores Management) Ltd.


Restrictive covenants - is a tenant liable for the actions of its subtenant?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 20 2010

A covenant not to do something will generally not be broken if the prohibited thing is done by a third party.


Landlord and tenant - the Court of Appeal confirms that a personal break right is lost on assignment
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 10 2010

In the October 2009 edition of property update, we considered the case of Norwich Union Life & Pensions Ltd v Linpac Mouldings Ltd.


Landlord and tenant - a landlord's attempt to pursue an undertenant following disclaimer of the headlease, despite a surrender of the underlease
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 15 2010

Tenant insolvency is increasingly common in the current climate.