Pandemic Clauses and the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

    View Author July 2021

    Judgment has recently been handed down in the unreported case of Poundland Ltd v Toplain Limited, which concerned a lease renewal (pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954) of premises in Twickenham demised to Poundland Ltd.

    The parties had already agreed the rent, interim rent and term but were in dispute over the tenant’s proposed variations to the current lease, in particular, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.