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Real Estate Tip of the Week: Please release me

Published 23 February 2015

It is well known amongst landlords that outgoing tenants will be released from their liability under a lease when that lease is lawfully assigned to a third party (subject to any authorised guarantees given). However, landlords do not benefit from an automatic release, and will therefore remain liable on their covenants in a lease even after they have sold the reversion, unless and until they are expressly released. Recent case law has upheld this position.

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Michael Bothamley

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