London Trocadero (2015) LLP v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd

London Trocadero (2015) LLP v Picturehouse Cinemas Ltd

The government’s recent announcement, that it intends to introduce a binding arbitration scheme for commercial landlords and tenants dealing with the issue of rent arrears following the COVID-19 crisis, has been seen by many as a blow to landlords. This promise of arbitration, combined with the existing restrictions on the actions open to landlords, makes…

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Ground Rents – What does Countryside Properties’ withdrawal of fees mean for leaseholders in the UK?

Countryside Properties has become the latest housebuilder to announce its intention to scrap the “unfair” contract terms that saw the ground rents of its leaseholders double every 10 to 15 years. The move comes following increasing pressure from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) who launched enforcement action against four major housing developers, including Countryside, back in…

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