The Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 19991 affects leases and assignments made on or after 11 May 2000 and provides that where a contract made between A and B is intended to benefit C (for example a sub-tenant or assignee), C may sue on that contract as if he were an original contracting party. C, the third party, must be identified in the contract made between A and B by name, class or description2. This will mean that covenants in a head lease may be directly enforceable as between tenants and as between a head-landlord and sub-tenant or
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