Following up from our webinar on the 12th of May, Richard delves into seminal cases regarding the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and its provisions. Firstly, Richard discusses lease/ licence distinction and the importance of excluding the LTA 1954 with regards to London College of Business v Tareem , a High Court case, also referencing Street v Mountford (see our podcast on 'Building Blocks: Street v Mountford'). Next, Richard shows how tenants are not necessarily bound if it is a LTA 1954 Act protected lease by statutory continuation tenancy at the end of the fixed term, in reference to Esselte AB v Pearl Assurance Plc , a Court of Appeal case. Richard explains the controversy of this ruling with regards to Morrison Holdings Ltd v Manders Property (Wolverhampton) Ltd and Longacre Securities Ltd v Electro Acoustic Industries Ltd: CA 1990. Lastly, Richard covers compensation for disturbance through Sight & Sound Education v Books , a High Court case.
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