The following Property Disputes practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
The Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (LT(C)A 1995) provides that any lease granted on or after 1 January 1996 creates what is defined as a ‘new tenancy’ for the purposes of LT(C)A 1995. A lease granted before is an ‘old tenancy’. This Practice Note summarises, in the context of both ‘old tenancies’ and ‘new tenancies’, whether or not the benefit of tenant covenants or burden of landlord covenants run with the reversion, or whether the benefit of landlord covenants or burden of tenant covenants run with the term, and the extent to which there is a release of liability on assignment.
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