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On the basis that rent was properly due and payable, Practice Note: Recovering rent arrears explains that the landlord may be able to look to former tenants (or their guarantors) for payment of rent or service charge arrears. See Scottish & Newcastle v Raguz.
For leases dated before 1 January 1996, a landlord can recover from:
the existing tenant
the original tenant
a former tenant who has given a direct covenant to be liable for the remainder of the term, and
any guarantors of the above
For leases dated 1 January 1996 and after, a landlord can recover from:
an existing tenant
an assignor (and guarantor) pursuant to an authorised guaranteed agreement (AGA) of the exis
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