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Court of Appeal considers meaning of practical completion under agreement for lease (Mears v Costplan)

Court of Appeal considers meaning of practical completion under agreement for lease (Mears v Costplan)
Published on: 01 April 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court of Appeal considers meaning of practical completion under agreement for lease (Mears v Costplan)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Construction of clause 6.2.1
  • Whether practical completion could be certified
  • Case details

Article summary

Construction analysis: The Court of Appeal upheld the ruling of the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) and concluded that a breach of a term in an agreement for lease (AFL) concerning the sizing of the property did not necessarily preclude practical completion of the works. In addition, and more importantly, the court provided a summary of the law on the meaning of practical completion. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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