Wembley National Stadium Ltd v Wembley (London) Ltd and Others: ChD 4 Apr 2007

Land at Wembley stadium had been sold to the defendants and leased back. The defendant assigned the freehold within the group, declaring that the lease was held in trust for the original freeholder. The claimant now said that the defendant assignee was not entitled to claim the service charge.
Held: There had been an estoppel by convention which entitled the landlord to claim payment of the service charges.
Chancellor of the High Court
[2007] EWHC 756 (Ch)
Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 3
England and Wales
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Cited by:
Appeal fromWembley National Stadium Ltd v Wembley (London) Ltd and others CA 29-Aug-2007
The court was asked whether the assignee of the reversion of the lease of Wembley stadium was entitled to demand payment of service charges.
Held: There was no basis for challenging the finding of an estoppel by convention, the tenant having . .

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Updated: 11 March 2021; Ref: scu.251171