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Landlord & Tenant

Paying the price for leasehold disputes

Now that the Court of Appeal has widened the scope of a common costs clause, landlords and tenants must ensure that such clauses are clearly drafted to avoid expensive and protracted litigation, says David Sawtell

Landlord and tenant update

Tessa Shepperson reviews the effectiveness of tenancy deposit regulation, including the de facto unenforceability of landlords’ financial penalties, and whether the new provisions in the Localism Act will make a difference at all

Commercial property update

Magnus Hassett, Laura Williamson and Katherine Ekers consider the implications of the dilapidations protocol, break clauses, business rates relief and the meaning of 'unreasonable withholding of consent' in leases