Insights: Karen Mitchell

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Frustrated by Brexit?

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Whatever your views on Brexit and whether the UK should leave or remain and on what terms, Brexit seems a source of frustration for many people.  The question that the court had to decide was: can a tenant end its lease early because of Brexit?  The outcome will reassure landlords but be a disappointment for […]


Trespass in the sky

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There is a basic principle in English land law that you own the airspace above your property and all of the ground below: ‘up to the heavens and down to the depths’.  As a result, anyone entering your airspace (or mining underneath your property) without consent will almost always be committing a trespass. This is […]


Nuisance neighbours

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In multi-let buildings and/or in premises in close proximity, there is almost certain to be a degree of interruption, interference, annoyance or disturbance caused at some stage by one occupier to another or others.  There is only so much of this that can be tolerated especially when this is having an impact on the businesses […]


Fast-tracking London lease renewals

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On 1 January 2018 the Central London County Court (“CLCC”) commenced a pilot scheme to deal with unopposed business lease renewals pursuant to the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“1954 Act”). Landlords and tenants of Central London properties need to be aware of this. 1954 Act If a tenant occupies premises for the purpose of […]