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News Property 13th Jan 2021

Henderson Chambers features in the Estates Gazette & Property Week’s top cases of 2020

Henderson Chambers is delighted that the Supreme Court case of Duval v Randolph Crescent has been featured in both Property Week and The Estates Gazette as one of their top 10 property cases of 2020.  Richard Mawrey QC and George Mallet successfully represented the respondent in the appeal.

Estates Gazette featured the case at number 1 of their top 10 cases of 2020. Details in a podcast available here, (with the case mentioned from 24:52 onwards).

Property Week top 10 cases of the year available here:

“Landlord’s consent: Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd: “A tenant in a block of flats requested the landlord’s consent for alterations. Under the terms of all the leases in the block, such alterations were prohibited and the landlord had covenanted to enforce the covenants in the other tenants’ leases. When the landlord granted consent for the tenant’s works, a neighbouring resident claimed that this was a breach of the landlord’s covenant. The Supreme Court decided that there was an implied covenant by the landlord not to do anything that would prevent it from enforcing the tenants’ covenants in the other leases. The covenant would otherwise be useless if the landlord could modify, vary or permit breaches as it pleased.”

Henderson Chambers summary and copy of the judgment of the Supreme Court can be found here:

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