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Brianna Garley
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CLADDING UPDATE: Reassurance for Leaseholders

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After months of anxious waiting, there appears to be light at the end of the tunnel for leaseholders who have been stuck in flats they are unable to sell due to dangerous cladding, and worried about potentially having to pay extortionate bills for its...

Further hope for commercial landlords in respect of Covid-19 rent arrears

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This week saw summary judgment handed down in respect of London Trocadero LLP v Picturehouse Cinemas Limited and Others [2021] EWHC 2591 (Ch) . This continues on from previous decisions, including CRI v TFS Stores [2021] EWHC 863 (Ch) and BNY Mellon v...

The Fragrance Shop ordered to pay rent arrears accumulated throughout the Covid-19 pandemic

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In what is sure to be a welcome outcome for commercial landlords, Westfield London’s owners, COMMERZ REAL INVESTMENTGESELLSCHAFT mbh, have won summary judgment against one of their tenants, The Fragrance Shop, for unpaid rents and service charges that...

Update: Recent House of Lords vote on the Fire Safety Bill

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The House of Lords have recently voted on the Fire Safety Bill that was drafted by Parliament in response to the Grenfell tragedy. The House of Lords voted 326 to 248 in favour of a motion put forward by the Bishop of St Albans, Alan Smith, to insert into...

Removing outdated restrictive covenants from your title

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You may have been advised when you purchased your property that a restrictive covenant is contained within your title. You may also have wrongly assumed that it cannot be removed and you just have to live with it. Fortunately, this may not necessarily be the...