Commercial Lease Forfeiture: UPDATE

The recent Supreme Court decision in the case of The Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd serves as a timely reminder that the right of forfeiture (and relief from it) is not reserved solely for leases. Although the facts of the case are highly specific, the decision reiterates that even a licence or easement…

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When is a garage not for cars?

Why did the chicken cross the road?  To get to the other side.  When can you drive your car to your garage?  It depends what your lease says. You may think that it goes without saying that a garage has to be accessible by car, but this was not what the Upper Land Tribunal found…

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MEES: The impact of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards on commercial lettings

Any commercial letting, subletting, tenant or landlord works, dilapidations claim and rent reviews effected on or after 1 April 2018 will be affected by the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (“MEES”) introduced by the government.   What’s happening? From 1 April 2018 a landlord cannot lawfully grant a new tenancy, and from 1 April 2023 cannot extend or renew…

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