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ARNOLD V BRITTON [2015] UKSC 36; [2015] 2 W.L.R. 1593 (SC)

My article ‘Arnold v Britton – why the tenants lost’ is out in the Landlord & Tenant Review (L. & T. Review 2015, 19(5), 209-211).

In it I consider whether the Supreme Court’s decision has made “commercial absurdity” arguments harder to run in cases concerning the interpretation of leases and explain how the particular circumstances of how the case proceeded at first instance may limit the apparent impact of the decision.

I also hint at an interesting point on a landlord’s entitlement to retain surpluses, which wasn’t run at first instance. There wasn’t space to cover the point in detail in the article and it’s probably worth another article in itself.

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