Real Insights - Property Update
Issue 11

Insolvent tenants – landlords' rights

We have seen some big high street names fall in recent weeks. It remains to be seen what impact the UK's EU referendum decision will have.

Landlord's works: it ain't what you do (it's the way that you do it)

The recent case of Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corporation attracted widespread press coverage, in part due to the claimant's wife being the Queen's cousin. It involved the owner of a high class gallery in Mayfair bringing a claim against his landlord for disruption caused by works. The case doesn't introduce any new law, but provides landlords with a useful reminder of how - and how not - to carry out works.

Collateral warranties: will the courts force pen to paper?

In construction contracts, parties (A and B) commonly agree that B will enter into a collateral warranty with a third party (C). If B refuses, it is clearly in breach, but what is A's remedy? The Scottish Court of Session recently handed down an encouraging judgment for those in A's position.

The Collaboratory Breakfast Roundtable Debate: Designing London, the importance of partnerships

In June, the Mishcon de Reya real estate group held its first Collaboratory Breakfast Roundtable at Africa House. This is the first in a series of events bringing together industry leaders to discuss the collaborations that are shaping our built environment.