On 23 April 2013 Hogan Lovells hosted a lively debate at which Law Commissioner Professor Cooke, Liz Peace, Chief Executive of the BPF, John McGhee QC, Gordon Ingram, rights to light specialist surveyor, and Gerald Kaye, Development Director of Helical Bar expressed conflicting views on proposals made by the Law Commission in its recent consultation
The countdown is on. There are now only two and a half months before the Statement of Principles on flood insurance comes to an end. The Statement is an agreement between the government and the Association of British Insurers in which the insurance industry agreed to provide flood cover for domestic and small business as
HFI Farnborough LLP and others v Park Garage Group plc  EWHC 3577 (Ch) HFI was the landlord of four petrol stations and Park was the tenant. The leases contained a break clause permitting the landlord to terminate on three months’ notice. However, in each case there was a separate overage agreement which placed restrictions
Canonical UK Ltd v TST Millbank LLC  EWHC 3710 Canonical was TST’s tenant under a lease. The lease contained a break option entitling Canonical to terminate the lease on six months’ notice provided the rent was paid up to and including the break date, there was no breach of covenant, and Canonical paid one
Freetown Limited v Assethold Limited  EWCA Civ 1657 Freetown and Assethold owned neighbouring buildings in London. Freetown served notices on Assethold under the Party Wall Act 1996 in relation to proposed development works. The parties each appointed a surveyor and those surveyors in turn applied to a third party surveyor to make an award.