Back To Basics: Vacant possession and rent review

Keith Shaw reports on the importance of vacant possession in rent review situations, and warns of the potential pitfalls

Cases Referenced

  • 99 Bishopsgate Ltd v Prudential Assurance Co Ltd (1985) 1 EGLR 72
  • Avon County Council v Alliance Property Co Ltd (1981) 1 EGLR 110
  • Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government [2009] EWHC 1012 (Admin)
  • Bretair Pty Ltd v Lenro Properties Pty Ltd [2004] VCAT 1141
  • Cook v Taylor [1942] Ch 349
  • Daejan Investments Ltd v Cornwall Coast Country Club [1985] 1 EGLR 77
  • East Coast Amusement Co Ltd v British Transport Board [1965] AC 58
  • Equity & Law Life Assurance Society plc v Bodfield Ltd [1987] 1 EGLR 124
  • Estates Projects Ltd v London Borough of Greenwich [1979] 2 EGLR 85
  • Forte & Co Ltd v General Accident Life Assurance [1986] 2 EGLR 115
  • FR Evans (Leeds) Ltd v English Electric Co Ltd [1978] 1 EGLR 93
  • GREA Real Property Investments v Williams [1979] 1 EGLR 121
  • Hambros Bank Executor & Trustee Co Ltd v Superdrug Stores Ltd [1985] 1 EGLR 99
  • Hill Samuel Life Assurance v Preston Borough Council (1990) 36 EG 111
  • IRC v Midler & Co’s Margarine Ltd [1901] AC 217
  • Laura Investment Co Ltd v Havering London Borough Council [1993] 08 EG 120
  • Leigh v Certibilt Investments [1988] 1 EGLR 116
  • New Zealand Government Property Corporation v HM & S Ltd [1982] QB 1145
  • Oscroft v Benabo [1967] 2 All ER 548
  • Priorflow v TR Service [1992] (unreported)
  • Prudential Assurance Co Ltd v Grand Metropolitan Estates Ltd [1993] 32 EGLR 74
  • Scottish & Newcastle Breweries plc v Sir Richard Sutton’s Settled Estates [1985] 2 EGLR 130