Some relief for landlords
Since the decision of the Court of Appeal in Scottish & Newcastle v Raguz  EWCA Civ 150, in order to preserve the entitlement to recover "catch up" rent from any previous tenants in the case of a rent review likely to be determined more than six months after the review date, well advised landlords have had to jump through the hoop of serving a succession of notices on those previous tenants pursuant to section 17 of the Landlord & Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995.
The House of Lords has very recently put an end to this nonsense ( UKHL 65). The decision is a welcome one for landlords, particularly in the present economic climate.
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