Posts tagged Commercial Leases
Tenant fails in asbestos claim

Decades after the dangers of asbestos were first recognised, the substance has still not been eradicated from some buildings constructed in the 1960s or earlier. A High Court case that should be required reading for residential landlords underlined that the risk of asbestos exposure remains a ticking time bomb even today.

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Rex CowellCommercial Leases
Lease Break Fails Over Partition Permanence

Commercial leases normally contain a provision that if a tenant wishes to break the lease, they must remove all their property (chattels in legal parlance) from the let premises. Such provisions will often, but not always, require the removal of any alterations made to the property with the agreement of the landlord, other than any the landlord accepts need not be removed.

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Rex CowellCommercial Leases
Court Declines to Imply Additional Terms Into Lease

here is a general rule in law, which applies to leases as well as contracts generally, that a legal agreement will normally be taken by the court to mean what it says, not what one of the parties to it thinks (or hopes) it should mean. That point was emphatically made in a case in which a supermarket tenant attempted to block the expansion of adjoining premises occupied by its landlord.

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