Protecting Your Empty Commercial Property: Salutary Tale for Those Granting Property Access to Third Parties

    View Author August 2020

    A recent judgment of the High Court (24 July 2020) may act as a timely warning to those in the property sector who may currently be dealing with empty buildings due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    The owner of an unoccupied cinema in Leeds (the Majestic) had its claim for £6.55 million damages struck out, with summary judgment being granted for the defendant architectural firm.