Built Environment Group (Property @ction) - Alert


    Some relief for landlords

    Since the decision of the Court of Appeal in Scottish & Newcastle v Raguz [2007] 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 ([2008] UKHL 65). The decision is a welcome one for landlords, particularly in the present economic climate.


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