18 February 2011
The Message: Landlords may not recover service charges for major works if they fail to consult properly with tenants.
The Case: The Court of Appeal has held that landlords may suffer severe financial consequences if they undertake major works to residential properties without first complying with the statutory consultation procedure (Daejan Investments –v- Benson (28/1/2011).
7 February 2011
When can a tenant seek relief? First published in Property Law Journal, 7 February 2011.
4 February 2011
The message: Experienced businessmen receive little sympathy from the courts.
The case: The High Court has decided whether a guarantor can delay enforcement on the basis that payment was agreed to be deferred for five years (Spring Finance v HS Real Company, 20.01.11).
24 January 2011
Natasha Rees reviews a decision of the Upper Tribunal concerning the correct rate to be applied to leases under 20 years.
First published in Property Law Journal, 24 January 2011.
20 January 2011