Halliard Property Co Ltd v Jack Segal Ltd: 1978

The court considered a proviso for re-entry that: ‘forfeiture on the bankruptcy of the lessee is considered as a case of breach of condition.’
Held: It was clearly a condition rather than a mere covenant of the original protected tenancy that the tenant should not become a bankrupt and this condition had been broken by the tenant. The court declined an application to amend to rely upon a fresh ground of forfeiture (namely bankruptcy) when no notice under section 146 Law of Property Act 1925 had been served before the commencement of the proceedings.


Goulding J


[1978] 1 WLR 377, [1978] 1 All ER 1219


England and Wales

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CitedCadogan Estates Limited v McMahon HL 26-Oct-2000
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CitedMidtown Ltd v City of London Real Property Company Ltd ChD 20-Jan-2005
Tenants occupied land next to land which was to be developed after compulsory acquisition. The tenants and the landlords asserted a right of light over the land, and sought an injunction to prevent the development. The developer denied that any . .
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Landlord and Tenant, Insolvency

Updated: 13 May 2022; Ref: scu.196913