Successors in title—leases
Successors in title—leases

The following Property Disputes guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Successors in title—leases

The meaning of the term ‘successors in title’ will depend upon the context of the use of the term and also the drafting of the relevant lease.

A standard lease will commonly contain the wording: ‘the expression the Tenant includes the successors in title of the Tenant’—see Precedent: Lease of whole building.

The Chancery Division case of Snape v Snape concerned the construction of the phrase ‘successors in title’ in the context of an option to purchase neighbouring land, ie the benefit of the option extended to ‘successors in title’. The sub-tenant under a 99-year lease argued that they were a ‘suc