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SPOTLIGHT ON INFORMAL LETTINGS OF COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

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Let us suppose that you are a landlord of a commercial property which is empty whilst you decide what you want to do with it. Rather than letting it stand empty, you decide to grant a short tenancy and you find a tenant. A rent is agreed but to...

SPOTLIGHT ON FORFEITURE OF COMMERCIAL LEASES

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In the context of commercial leases, forfeiture simply means termination of the lease by the landlord for some default on the part of the tenant. With rare exceptions, the landlord needs to be able to rely upon an express forfeiture provision contained in...

SPOTLIGHT ON DILAPIDATIONS

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Landlords and tenants of commercial property need to keep a close eye on repairing obligations under a lease. Claims for breach of a repairing obligation are known as “dilapidations claims”. The subject of dilapidations claims never goes...

Planning permission does not create rights

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The judge in a nuisance case in relation to noise generated by a local business raised some very interesting issues which could have relevance to those considering similar types of action. In this case, a local resident complained about noise nuisance from...