Forfeiture: Leases, licences and certainty

The Supreme Court has made the landmark move of extending the doctrine of relief from forfeiture to certain property licences. Annabel Heath and Clive Chalkley consider the case ‘The courts have previously fallen short of granting relief in cases where there is a mere contractual possessory right of land ie contractual licences granting rights over …
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Cases Referenced

  • Bridge Oil Ltd v Owners and/or demise charterers of the ship ‘The Guiseppe di Vittorio’ [1998] 1 Lloyds Rep 136
  • J A Pye (Oxford) Ltd & ors v Graham & anor [2002] UKHL 30
  • Manchester Ship Canal Company Ltd v Vauxhall Motors Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 1100; [2019] UKSC 46
  • Scandinavian Trading Tanker Co AB v Flota Petrolera Ecuatoriana (The Scaptrade) [1983] 2 AC 694