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LEASES: Practise what you preach

07 July 2017  

A ‘licence’ can turn out to be a lease when put to judicial scrutiny. Emma Pinkerton and Sarah Moore explain how to make sure legal documentation delivers

Clients often ask their solicitors to put a licence in place, thinking that a licence will be easier and quicker to agree than a lease and that a licence must also be cheaper.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Camelot Property Management Ltd v Roynon (2017) unreported, Bristol County Court, 24 February

    London Development Agency v Nidai [2009] EWHC 1730 (Ch)

    Manchester City Council v National Car Parks Ltd (1981) 262 EG 1297

    Pankhania & anor v London Borough of Hackney & anor [2002] EWHC 2441

    St Andrews Forest Lodges Ltd v Grieve & anor [2017] ScotSC 25

    Street v Mountford [1985] UKHL 4

    Watts v Stewart & ors [2016] EWCA Civ 1247