Black Wednesday for M&S as it loses Supreme Court Battle…

The Supreme Court unanimously rules that, in the absence of express wording in the lease, Marks and Spencer is not entitled to an apportioned refund of rent and other charges after it had exercised a break clause in its lease The Supreme Court has today (2 December 2015) handed down its long-awaited judgment in the … Read more

Bad Bargain? Bad news! Says the Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled that tenants will not necessarily be saved from bad bargains even if service charge provisions require them to pay sums well in excess of the landlord's actual costs. Arnold v Britton and others [2015] UKSC 36 concerned the interpretation of service charge payment clauses in 25 long leases of holiday … Read more

Judicial Review deadlines

The time limit for lodging an application for judicial review of a planning decision is now a fixed six weeks from the date of the decision. This will usually be the date the planning permission is actually issued (not the date of the resolution to grant). Some planning decisions nevertheless remain subject to the old … Read more