December 13, 2018

On the Case: What Franses means for ground (f)

The Supreme Court has given judgment in one of – if not the – biggest property cases of the year, S Franses v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd involving the landlord's ability to refuse a new business lease to its tenant due to an intention to redevelop, under ground (f) of section 30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.

We invited Joanne Wicks QC and Ben Faulkner, of Wilberforce Chambers, who acted successfully for the appellant tenant, back to discuss the court's decision, what it means for the operation of ground (f) - and how landlords and tenants will be advised going forward.

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