Land Law Core Text 2e Resources

Leases

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The requirements of a lease (i.e. a legal estate taking effect as a 'term of years absolute' under s 1 of the LPA 1925) are: (i) exclusive possession; (ii) a term; and (iii) rent.

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Consider a case in which B occupies A's land under an agreement with A, and that agreement gives B a right to exclusive possession of the land, for a fixed term, in return for paying rent to A. Which of the following statements most accurately describes B's position?

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In which of the following situations is the court most likely to find a lease to have been created?

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Which of the following is the most persuasive explanation of the fact that, in Antoniades v Villiers (1990), the House of Lords ignored the clause that required Mr Villiers and Miss Bridger to share occupation of the property with any other persons authorized by the landlord?

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Which of the following statements best explains the effect and result of the Supreme Court's decision in Berrisford v Mexfield Housing Co-operative Limited (2012)?

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Match the following types of leases to the relevant formality rule.

A legal lease for two years, at a market rent, with possession beginning immediately

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A legal lease for 21 years

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A legal lease for five years

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A legal implied periodic tenancy

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In April 2012, A gives B a five year lease, at a market rent, of registered land, in writing signed by A and B but not witnessed. In June 2012, before B goes into occupation of the land, A transfers the freehold in the land to C. Even if C objects, B can insist on going into occupation, as B has an overriding interest.

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The concept of _______________ ______ _______ continues to be central to the enforceability of leasehold covenants by and against the current parties to the lease.

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A 50 year lease is executed in June 1999 between LO and TO. In 2003, TO assigns her lease to TA. In 2005, LO sells his land to LA. A dispute then arose following TA's failure to pay the rent. Which of the following four types of action is most likely to result from TA's failure to pay the rent?
Please select all that apply.

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Forfeiture is the process by which a landlord can __________ a lease by exercising a right to re-enter the premises.