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How to interpret a word in a lease

Stuart Miles

Posted by Stuart Miles | Solicitor
On 5th December 2018

The interpretation of words used in a lease can sometimes be challenged. A landlord may believe that a word means one thing, while a tenant interprets the same word another way. The impact of how a word is construed can have severe consequences, which can lead to litigation, as was the case in Triplerose Limited v Patel, Patel & Patel [2018] UKUT 0374 (LC).

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Statements during a property transaction

Stuart Miles

Posted by Stuart Miles | Solicitor
On 4th December 2018

During the course of a property transaction, it is common practice for the purchaser to raise questions as to the state of the property. The seller is generally bound by any statements they make about the property, and such statements can have critical bearing on a purchaser’s decision to proceed with a transaction.

A seller may attempt to exclude liability for misrepresentations made in their contract for sale, but the Court does have power to assess whether such clauses have any standing to prevent a seller from relying on such misrepresentations.

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