Yesterday the Court of Appeal handed down judgment in Trecarrell House Limited v Patricia Rouncefield  EWCA Civ 760, having been asked to rule on the much-debated issue of whether a landlord’s failure to provide a gas safety record (“GSR”) prior to a tenant commencing occupation is a ‘once and for all’ breach of the prescribed requirements which bars the landlord from serving a s21 notice (and thereby bringing about a no-fault eviction) indefinitely. Imogen Dodds has provided a short summary.
By way of update to yesterday’s note on Copeland v Royal Bank of Scotland plc  EWHC 1441 (QB), there has been a further decision of the High Court considering the circumstances in which it will be appropriate to lift the stay imposed by PD51Z in order to hand down judgment.
In this article Wayne Clark and Fern Schofield examine the continuation of a Code agreement falling within the terms of the Electronic Communications Code (“the Code”) and the ability of an operator to terminate it permanently, such that the agreement may be treated as at an end at the specified break date without any ongoing continuation of the operator’s contractual liability.
Janet Bignell QC asks whether agreeing a "Turnover Rent" is the way forward for retail landlords and tenants in the recession? Will this best enable landlords and tenants to share the pain and (hopefully) the gain? Janet also shares her top tips on the matters to consider.