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Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson : The last word on dispensation

The recent Supreme Court judgment in the case of Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson has been extensively reported in the last month. Some say it is a welcome breath of common sense but others believe that the Supreme Court has … Continue reading

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Daejan Investments Ltd -v- Benson: The landlord prevails…..

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the long awaited Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson and others section 20 dispensation appeal and found in favour of the landlord by a majority of 3 to 2.   The case was typical … Continue reading

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Swindells v Ayannuga: Is substantial compliance with the tenancy deposit requirements enough?

When the Localism Act 2011 brought in changes to the tenancy deposit framework many people thought that may be the end of the TDS litigation that had been coming before the courts for the last few years since they were … Continue reading

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Section 20: Project by Project or Year by Year?

While most of us were preparing for Christmas dinner, the Chancellor of the High Court was handing down judgment in the case of Phillips and Goddard v Francis and Francis, a decision that has caused quite a stir in the … Continue reading

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Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson and others: The submissions are in….

Yesterday saw the hearing in front of the Supreme Court of the long running Daejan Invetsments Ltd v Benson and others litigation.  The building work to Queens Mansions in Muswell Hill started in October 2006 and more than six years … Continue reading

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Daejan Invetsments Ltd v Benson and others hearing moves closer

It is now only 3 weeks until the Supreme Court hears the final appeal in the long running Daejan v Benson litigation which should provide some more certainty over the circumstances in which a landlord will be given dispensation to … Continue reading

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What happens when an insured risk strikes with devastating consequences?

The residents of Spencer Court in Newburn will have been watching the demolition crews move in to tear down the development only 7 years or so after it was completed.  Heavy rain is believed to have led to a culvert … Continue reading

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