Publications: November 2012


Edwards & Walkden v City of London, changing terms or approach?

Is the case of Edwards & Walkden v City of London consistent with the O’May decision in relation to changing terms of business tenancies on renewal or does it evidence a change in the approach of the Court? Introduction On 21.09.2012 Mr Justice Sales gave judgment in the trial of two preliminary issues in the […]

30th Nov 2012 Speakers Corner Read more

Campbell v Daejan Properties Limited

The Message The Court cannot re-write badly drafted Leases. The Case The Court of Appeal has considered how obvious an error has to be in a lease for the courts to be able to correct it by construing the Lease in a different way. Mrs Campbell is the tenant under a long lease of a […]

20th Nov 2012 Recent Property Cases Read more

Yeates v Line & Field

The Message Property compromise agreements may be oral even though they have a disposing effect provided they do not have a disposing purpose. The Case Yeates v Line and Field [12 November 2012] considered the important issue of whether an agreement to compromise a dispute over ownership of certain land had to be in writing. […]

12th Nov 2012 Recent Property Cases Read more

Ayannuga v Swindells

The Message Landlords will be fined if information is not given to tenants for residential deposits. The Case Ayannuga v Swindells [6 November 2012] concerned the important issue of a landlord’s statutory obligations to provide certain information to tenants under an assured shorthold tenancy in relation to deposits provided by the tenant. Landlords must take […]

6th Nov 2012 Recent Property Cases Read more