Break Clauses: Breaking up is hard to do – part 3

Dan Cuthbert outlines where the recent decisions in Game and M&S leave apportionment of rent ‘Both the M&S and the Game appeal are good news for landlords. Tenants will find it increasingly difficult to argue that they should recover rent for any period after the exercise of a break date.’Over the last two years, I …
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Administration: The Game is up

A recent Court of Appeal ruling has called a stop to company administrations that were tactically timed to fall after rent quarter dates. Bryan Johnston explains ‘It would be hoped that the outcome of Game will lead to co-operation between landlord and insolvency practitioner.’ The Court of Appeal has held that where a leasehold property …
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