Mixed-use development is a useful strategy for addressing the challenges of the modern market. Where there is provision for residential accommodation, however, such development structures can create problems. A recent case highlighted the importance for landlords of identifying plans for long-term use early on and appreciating the challenges that a wide range of residential tenants’ rights can bring. Successful exercise of those rights can affect ownership, management and sale of a property and the potential impact should not be underestimated. Download our article for a more detailed consideration of tenants’ rights, mixed-use premises and the importance of understanding the extent and use of the common parts of the building.