Absolute prohibitions in leases: Taking control

Mark Shelton considers the intricacies of covenants seeking to limit tenants’ actions ‘Absolute prohibitions usefully give landlords a high degree of control. However, there may be significant disadvantages.’ Landlords typically seek to exercise control over what tenants may do upon a property by provision in the lease that certain things may only be done with …
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Cases Referenced

  • Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 2298
  • Friends Provident Life Office v British Railways Board [1995] 2 EGLR 55
  • Holme v Brunskill (1878) 3 QBD 495 (CA)
  • International Drilling Fluids Ltd v Louisville Investments (Uxbridge) Ltd [1985] EWCA Civ 3
  • Rendall v Roberts and Stavey (1959) 175 EG 265
  • Topland Portfolio No 1 Ltd v Smiths News Trading Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 18