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  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
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Course Aims:

This podcast is designed to set out the key points that should be borne in mind when bringing a possession action against a commercial tenant either by section 25 notice under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the LTA”) or by forfeiture. It will also touch upon some of the common procedural issues that might arise in these cases.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Know who will be classed as a commercial tenant for the purposes of the LTA 1925;
  • Understand how the LTA will affect obtaining possession;
  • Be aware of the requirements of a section 25 notice;
  • Be familiar with the procedure for making applications to court under the LTA and how to respond to a notice under section 25;
  • Understand what an opposed claim will involve;
  • Be aware of the issues that can arise with possession by forfeiture in relation to commercial tenants;
  • Understand how a lease will be forfeited on the grounds of rent arrears;
  • Recognise the risks associated with peaceable re-entry;
  • Know when a tenant may apply for relief from forfeiture.
Level:
Intermediate Difficulty: 3 of 5
Classification:
Case Update
Introduction
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Practical Guide
Sources and References:
  • Addiscombe Garden Estates Ltd v Crabbe [1958] 1 QB 513;
  • Arnsby v Woodward (1827) 6 B&C 519; Davenport v R (1877) 3 App Cas 115 at 128;
  • Ashton v Sobelman [1987] 1 WLR 177;
  • Bell v General Accident Fire & Life Assurance Corporation Ltd [1998] 1 EGLR 69;
  • Betty’s Cafes Ltd v Phillips Furnishing Stores Ltd [1959] AC 20;
  • Billson v Residential Apartments Ltd [1992] 1 AC 494 at 536;
  • Central Estates (Belgravia) Ltd v Woolgar (No. 2) [1972] 1 WLR 1048;
  • Civil Service Co-operative Society Ltd v McGrigor’s Trustee [1923] 2 Ch 347;
  • County Court Act 1984;
  • Davenport v R (1877) 3 AppCas 115;
  • Escalus Properties Ltd v Robinson [1996] QC 231;
  • Hagee (London) Ltd v A.B. Erikson and Larsen [1976] QB 290;
  • Hills (Patents) Ltd v University College Hospital Board of Governors [1956] 1 QB 90;
  • Howard v Fanshawe [1895] 2 Ch 581;
  • Javad v Aqil [1991] 1 WLR 1007;
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1925;
  • Landlord and Tenant Act 1954;
  • Leasehold Property (Repairs) Act 1938;
  • Lock v Pearce [1893] 2 Ch 271;
  • Norman v Simpson [1946] KB 158 at 160;
  • Pakwood Transport Ltd v 15, Beauchamp Place Ltd (1977) 36 P&CR 112;
  • Pirabakaran v Patel[2006] EWCA Civ 685;
  • Quesnel Forks Gold Mining Co Ltd v Ward [1920] AC 222;
  • Quilter v Mapleson (1882) 9 QBD Rogers v Rice [1892] 2 Ch 170;
  • Re Riggs [1901] 2 KB 16;
  • Segal Securities v Thoseby [1963] 1 QB 887;
  • Stephens v Junior Army and Navy Stores Ltd [1914] 2 Ch 516;
  • Supreme Court Act 1981;
  • Town Investments Ltd v Department of the Environment [1978] AC 359;
  • Wheeler v Mercer [1957] AC 416;
  • Windmill Investments (London) v Milano Restaurant [1962] QB 373.
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In this Property Law podcast Louisa Nye, a barrister from Landmark chambers sets out some practical points to be borne in mind by practitioners when seeking to bring possession actions against commercial tenants.

Podcast added: 02/11/2011

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