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Unpacking Alienation, Alteration and User Covenants: The Problems and Solutions

Following on from our recent webinar on Alienation, Alteration and User Covenants: The Problems and Solutions, Richard discusses cases such as Mount Eden Land Ltd v Prudential Assurance Co Ltd: CA 12 Nov 1996, relating to alteration covenants and landlord written consents subject to license, Aubergine Enterprises Ltd v Lakewood International Ltd (2002) in relation to 'subject to license' contract, Alchemy Estates Ltd v Astor and Another (2008) in relation to being bound to completion and licences to assign, Ashworth Frazer Ltd v Gloucester City Council (2001) in relation to suspicion of breach of user covenants and planning permission to refuse consent, and others.



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