Where at a time of a letting the premises are to the landlord's knowledge intended to be used for an illegal purpose, the lease is wholly unenforceable and the landlord may not recover the rent or sue upon the tenant's covenants1. Formerly it was held that the same results followed where the known intended use was to be immoral, as opposed to illegal, but it is now doubtful whether this is so or, alternatively, what conduct would be held to be sufficiently immoral for the lease to be rendered unenforceable2. Where, by reason of illegality or immorality, a lease
**Trials are provided to all LexisPSL and LexisLibrary content, excluding Practice Compliance, Practice Management and Risk and Compliance, subscription packages are tailored to your specific needs. To discuss trialling these LexisPSL services please email customer service via our online form. Free trials are only available to individuals based in the UK. We may terminate this trial at any time or decide not to give a trial, for any reason. Trial includes one question to LexisAsk during the length of the trial.
To view the latest version of this document and millions of others like it, sign-in to LexisLibrary or register for a free trial.
EXISTING USER? SIGN IN
TAKE A FREE TRIAL
0330 161 1234