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What is Duvalue of an absolute covenant in a lease?

On 6 May 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited [2020] UKSC 18.  The question considered by the court was whether a landlord of a block of flats could consent to a tenant carrying out works which would amount to a breach of covenant

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Alterations to leasehold property – follow the Protocol

Following on from the successful Alienation Protocol, a new protocol for applications for consent to carry out alterations to leasehold property (the Alterations Protocol) has been launched. It applies where a tenant wishes to carry out alterations but the lease restricts its ability to do so. Compliance with this protocol should help landlords and tenants

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Reasonable doubt when applying for landlord’s consent

Do landlords have to act reasonably when dealing with a tenant’s application for consent?  This is a surprisingly tricky question.  The starting point is always what the lease says about the landlord’s obligations if the tenant seeks permission e.g. to –assign, underlet or carry out alterations.  However, the lease is not the complete picture as