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Property Patter: post-pandemic lease renewals

COVID-19 has led to more hotly fought business lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, on rent, interim rents, pandemic clauses and other issues. To discuss some of the trends we have seen so far from the cases, Emma Humphreys is joined by Laura Bushaway of our Real Estate Disputes Team and Ben Faulkner of Wilberforce Chambers.


  • S Franses Limited v. The Cavendish Hotel (London) Limited [Unreported, County Court at Central London,18 June 2021]
  • Bank of New York Mellon (International) Limited v. Cine-UK Limited and Others [2021] EWHC 1013
  • WH Smith Retail Holdings Limited v. Commerz Real Investmentgesellschaft [Unreported, County Court at Winchester, 25 March 2021]
  • Poundland Limited v. Toplain Limited [Unreported, County Court at Brentford, 7 April 2021]


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