Leases: Practise what you preach

A ‘licence’ can turn out to be a lease when put to judicial scrutiny. Emma Pinkerton and Sarah Moore explain how to make sure legal documentation delivers ‘It is the reality of the circumstances in which the parties find themselves that counts – not how they decide to categorise their agreement.’Clients often ask their solicitors …
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Cases Referenced

  • Camelot Property Management Ltd v Roynon (2017) unreported, Bristol County Court, 24 February
  • London Development Agency v Nidai [2009] EWHC 1730 (Ch)
  • Manchester City Council v National Car Parks Ltd (1981) 262 EG 1297
  • Pankhania & anor v London Borough of Hackney & anor [2002] EWHC 2441
  • St Andrews Forest Lodges Ltd v Grieve & anor [2017] ScotSC 25
  • Street v Mountford [1985] UKHL 4
  • Watts v Stewart & ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1247