151. Nature of the remedy; effect on third parties.

Rectification1 will not be ordered where some other remedy is available2. Thus the court may construe a clause in a lease which contains an obvious mistake in such a way as to arrive at a sensible meaning, without formal rectification3. This ability is, however, limited to obvious clerical blunders and grammatical mistakes4. If all the parties voluntarily rectify the instrument, the court will not order rectification. Where an order is made for the grant of a new business tenancy under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, 5and the old tenancy agreement was intended to include premises which were misdescribed