Lease Renewal & Intention to Redevelop - Old Questions & New Answers
The simplistic understanding of opposing lease renewal on ground (f) may be that the landlord who goes to court with a planning consent in his back pocket can't lose, while the landlord without one can't win; but the headline-making decision in the S Franses Ltd case in the Supreme Court demonstrates just how mistaken that is.
The legal issue is unchanged: does the landlord have the required intention to redevelop, and are there too many hurdles in the way of the proposed scheme?
But answering these questions continues to present new headaches as the legislative and commercial landscape changes.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- How will the Supreme Court decision in S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel change the terms of debate?
- How big a spanner in the works is a refusal of planning consent?
- Scheme A or Scheme B? Redevelopment now or in two years' time? Problems and solutions for the landlord whose intentions change
- Are there still any tactical advantages to bring to bear, and what factors shape the parties' tactical approach?