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Unpacking The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 and When it Applies - A Guide for Property Professionals

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 [2018], 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 [1997], 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 [1998], a High Court case.



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