Archive for the 'leases' Category

McHale and another v Cadogan and another (Cadogan Square Ltd intervening) – WLR Daily

McHale and another v Cadogan and another (Cadogan Square Ltd intervening) [2010] EWCA Civ 1471; [2010] WLR (D) 345

“Qualifying tenants on exercise of their right to collective enfranchisement wishing to purchase the freehold interest would have their interests valued on the basis that the rights to enfranchisement did not exist.”

WLR Daily, 22nd December 2010

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Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd v Berrisford – WLR Daily

Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd v Berrisford [2010] EWCA Civ 811; [2010] WLR (D) 192

“An occupancy agreement containing uncertain terms as to the period of occupation was not capable of creating an interest in land granting a lease of a property in favour of the occupier and was not enforceable in equity. The fact that a person took exclusive possession of the property and agreed to pay and paid rent monthly for the occupation, could create a monthly tenancy so as to bring the tenancy to an end by serving a notice to quit.”

WLR Daily, 19th July 2010

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Day and another v Hosebay Ltd; Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Lexgorge Ltd – WLR Daily

Day and another v Hosebay Ltd; Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Lexgorge Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 748; [2010] WLR (D) 168

“A ‘building designed or adapted for living in’ was a ‘house … reasonably so called’ within s 2(1) of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 if it was constructed as a house for single occupation and the result of the most recent works which altered the building, assessed objectively, was that the property had been adapted for living in, the emphasis being on the physical appearance and character of the property rather than the user.”

WLR Daily, 2nd July 2010

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Calls for change to leasehold law – BBC News

“Lawyers want the rules surrounding leasehold homes to be clarified amid claims some freeholders are charging too much for extensions.”

Full story

BBC News, 5th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Doleman v Shaw – Times Law Reports

Doleman v Shaw

Court of Appeal

“When a liquidator disclaimed a lease, that did not determine any liability under the lease of the original lessee or of the guarantor in relation to leases or assignments of the leases executed after the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 had come into force on January 1, 1996, although the liability of the insolvent assignee company had ceased after the disclaimer.”

The Times, 22nd April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council v Alexander-David – Times Law Reports

Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council v Alexander-David

Court of Appeal

“A local housing authority which granted a tenancy to a minor who was homeless and in priority need held the premises in trust for the minor. For as long as the authority was the trustee, it could not lawfully serve a notice to quit on the minor.”

The Times, 13th April 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Doleman v Shaw – WLR Daily

Doleman v Shaw [2009] EWCA Civ 283; [2009] WLR (D) 115

On a true construction of s 178(4) of the Insolvency Act 1986, on the disclaimer of a lease by a liquidator, although the company ceased to be bound by the tenant covenants so far as its own obligations were concerned, it was treated as still bound so far as third party obligations were concerned.”

WLR Daily, 1st April 2009

source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Landlord Protect Ltd v St Anselm Development Co Ltd – WLR Daily

Landlord Protect Ltd v St Anselm Development Co Ltd; [2009] WLR (D) 72

Where the landlord’s consent was required to an assignment of a lease, the landlord could not reasonably impose a condition which was designed to increase the rights he enjoyed under the headlease.”

WLR Daily, 27th February 2009

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Landlord Protect Ltd v St Anselm Development Co Ltd – Times Law Reports

Landlord Protect Ltd v St Anselm Development Co Ltd

Court of Appeal

“Where the head landlord’s consent was required to an assignment of a lease, he could not reasonably impose a condition which was designed to increase the rights he enjoyed under the headlease.”

The Times, 2nd March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Morshead Mansions Ltd v Leon Di Marco – Times Law Reports

Morshead Mansions Ltd v Leon Di Marco

Court of Appeal

“Where a tenant was a member of the landlord company, that company could recover an amount passed by resolution of the company under its articles to finance anticipated expenditure to maintain the building, even though such a claim was unenforceable under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 The Court of Appeal (Lord Justice Mummery, Lord Justice Wall and Lord Justice Toulson) so stated on December 10, 2008, allowing the appeal of Morshead Mansions Ltd from the decision of Mr Recorder Mitchell, QC, in Central London County Court, dated January 22, 2008, that a resolution of the company passed pursuant to its articles of association to establish a fund of £400,000 to be designated the 2007 Recovery Fund was not enforceable as a service charge within under section 18 of the 1985 Act.”

The Times, 25th February 2009

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Court ruling threatens ‘virtual assignments’ of property interests – OUT-LAW.com

“Companies which sign over the management of properties they rent without telling their landlord might be in breach of their leases after the High Court ruled in a landlord’s favour in a dispute.”

Full story

OUT-LAW.com, 2nd February 2009

Source: www.out-law.com

Clarence House Ltd v National Westminster Bank plc – WLR Daily

Clarence House Ltd v National Westminster Bank plc [2009] EWHC 77 (Ch); [2009] WLR (D) 22

By entering into a ‘virtual assignment’ of leasehold office premises, under which all the economic benefits and burdens of the relevant lease, including any management responsibilities, were transferred to a third party, but without any actual assignment of the leasehold interest or any change in the actual occupancy of the premises in question, the tenant acted in breach of the standard form alienation covenants contained in the lease.”

WLR Daily, 26th January 2009

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk 

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Portman Estate Nominees (One) Ltd and Another v Ackerman and Another – Times Law Reports

Portman Estate Nominees (One) Ltd and Another v Ackerman and Another

Court of Appeal

“Service of a notice by a tenant seeking to acquire a new lease of a flat had the effect of preserving the position pending determination of the claim and did not provide for continuation of only a part of the lease.”

The Times, 15th January 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Portman Estate Nominees (One) Ltd and another v Ackerman and another – WLR Daily

Portman Estate Nominees (One) Ltd and another v Ackerman and another [2008] EWCA Civ 1428; [2008] WLR (D) 399

The service of a notice by a tenant seeking to acquire a new lease of a flat only had the effect of preserving the position pending determination of the claim and did not provide for continuation of the lease of premises in which the flat was contained.”

WLR Daily, 18th December 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Earl Cadogan and Another v Sportelli and Another and Other Appeals – Times Law Reports

Earl Cadogan and Another v Sportelli and Another and Other Appeals

House of Lords

“Landlords and freeholders were generally not entitled to so-called ‘hope value’ as an element in the value of their interest in determining the price payable by the tenants for leasehold enfranchisement.”

The Times, 17th December 2008 

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Morshead Mansions Ltd v Di Marco – WLR Daily

Morshead Mansions Ltd v Di Marco [2008] EWCA Civ 1371; [2008] WLR (D) 384

There was a distinction between the liability of a tenant to pay a service charge to the landlord under the terms of a lease, which was limited by s 18 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, and the liability of the members of a company landlord, in which all the tenants were shareholders, to the company under separate contracts made in and pursuant to the articles of association, to establish and recover contributions to a recovery fund.”

WLR Daily, 15th December 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Earl Cadogan and another v Sportelli and another – WLR Daily

Earl Cadogan and another v Sportelli and another [2008] UKHL 71; [2008] WLR (D) 378

“In determining the price payable by tenants for leasehold enfranchisement, landlords and freeholders generally were not entitled to ‘hope value’ as an element in the value of their interests.”

WLR Daily, 10th December 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Truro Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd v Foley – Times Law Reports

Truro Diocesan Board of Finance Ltd v Foley

Court of Appeal

“Whether an agreement by deed to grant a tenancy constituted a grant of the tenancy depended on the intention of the parties. An agreement would usually be construed as a lease if it contained present words of demise. ”

The Times, 1st December 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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Scottish and Newcastle plc v Raguz – Times Law Reports

Scottish and Newcastle plc v Raguz

House of Lords

“Rent increases that would become retrospectively payable under uncompleted rent reviews had not been ‘now due’ within the meaning of section 17 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 and the landlords had not been required to serve protective notices on assignors under that section in respect of them.”

The Times, 3rd November 2008

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Scottish & Newcastle plc v Raguz – WLR Daily

Scottish & Newcastle plc v Raguz [2008] UKHL 65; [2008] WLR (D) 335

“Landlords were not required to serve notices under s 17 of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 in respect of rent increases that would become retrospectively payable when rent reviews were completed. Such increases were ‘now due’ within the meaning of s 17.”

WLR Daily, 30th October 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Aggio and others; Earl Cadogan and another v 26 Cadogan Square Ltd – WLR Daily

Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Aggio and others; Earl Cadogan and another v 26 Cadogan Square Ltd [2008] UKHL 44; [2008] WLR (D); [2008] WLR (D) 208

“A head lessee of a block of flats could be a qualifying tenant of an individual flat in the block so as to be entitled to claim a lease extension for it under s 39 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.”

WLR Daily, 26th June 2008

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Aggio and Others; Earl Cadogan and Another v 26 Cadogan Square Ltd Before Lord – Times Law Reports

Howard de Walden Estates Ltd v Aggio and Others; Earl Cadogan and Another v 26 Cadogan Square Ltd

House of Lords

“A head lessee of a block of flats could be a qualifying tenant of an individual flat in the block so as to be entitled to claim a lease extension for it under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.”

The Times, 27th June 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

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