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Rejection of lease renewals in favour of third party redevelopment upheld by Courts

Michael Rabbett
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The recent case of Santander UK PLC v LPS Estates Ltd has upheld a landlord’s right to oppose the renewal of a lease by a tenant if the site is intended for redevelopment by a third party. In this instance, Santander, the tenant of a commercial...

Examination of the test applicable to declaratory relief where threat is not imminent

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In the case heard this summer of San Juan and others v Allen the Defendants had applied for and been granted planning permission to demolish their home and construct four new properties on the site, despite there being a restrictive covenant which...

Break clause drama

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As a property litigator, I like detail and I like tricky cases; it kind of comes with the territory. So, being a fan of complicated break clauses, I was intrigued by the recent case of Levett-Dunn v NHS Property Services Ltd . The facts of the case are...