Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited Landlords and tenants in shackles together?
On 6 May 2020, by a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court handed down the widely reported judgment in Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent concerning a landlord’s power to licence a tenant’s breach of a residential lease.
The Court’s conclusion, that sanctioning alterations prohibited under a tenant’s lease could place the landlord in breach of his own enforcement obligations, has wide repercussions for the real estate sector and remains significant for landlords and flat owners alike.
In this webinar, presented by Anna Favre and Mike Scott (Cripps Pemberton Greenish) with Philip Rainey QC (Tanfield Chambers), we explore how the legal landscape looks six months on. What are the unintended consequences of the case? What solutions might there be to the Duval conundrum?