The relationship between a transferee of the reversion and the tenant for the time being and between an assignee of the lease and the landlord for the time being is based on the doctrine of privity of estate1. Liability under this doctrine extends to breaches of covenants which touch and concern the land committed by a transferee of the reversion while he holds the reversion and by an assignee of the lease while the lease is vested in him. This means that an assignee may be liable to the landlord for a breach of covenant giving rise to continuing
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