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Issue 21

New accounting standard for leases – a proptech solution?

Where on a company's balance sheet can you find details of its total lease liabilities? Well, at the moment you can't, at least not for its operating leases...

Demolishing the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

In S Franses Limited –v- The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited [2017] EWHC 1670 (QB) the High Court held that a landlord is entitled to refuse the grant of a new tenancy to a protected business tenant...

Lease surrender turns sour

In the recent case of Co-operative Bank Plc v Hayes Freehold Limited, a tenant surrendered its lease without checking whether the landlord had mortgaged the freehold.

Grenfell: a human and regulatory disaster

The Grenfell Tower tragedy occurred some three months ago. There is a complex interaction between the various parties involved in this horrific tragedy, including the local authority, politicians and the companies associated with manufacturing the cladding and the day-to-day operation of the tower.