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Ruff Justice: implying reasonableness in applications for consent

A management company’s refusal of consent to keep a pet in a flat gives us an opportunity for bad puns and gives landlords ‘paws’ for thought. After Mr and Mrs Kuehn bought a leasehold flat in East London, only one thing stood in the way of their dream home: a leasehold covenant not to keep

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A costly lesson in consent

When a tenant wants to assign its lease but needs the landlord’s consent, the law (if not the lease) prevents the landlord from acting unreasonably.  The landlord may want to withhold consent or impose conditions, but how does it know whether that is considered reasonable? Earlier this month the High Court considered this question in

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Hogan Lovells and Falcon Chambers launch new protocol for avoiding real estate disputes

In a perfect world, landlords and tenants would enter into leases for exactly the length of term that each would favour, and tenants would occupy until lease expiry.  In practice, landlords usually want to tie their tenants in for long terms to secure steady income streams, while tenants desire flexibility.  The only means of keeping

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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