Acting for a tenant in an informal lease arrangement

Paul acted on a Direct Public Access basis for the tenant in a case involving a lease renewal for a riding stables and livery yard and accommodation. The original lease amounted to an informal family cash arrangement which had been varied with additional land and buildings incorporated into the agreement over a period of over thirty years. The landlord’s desire to sell the land for residential development led to a breakdown in the relationship and the matter involved a number of unique issues regarding the specific terms of the agreement between the parties and the tenant’s obligations to clear the site at the end of their tenancy.

A negotiated settlement was brokered which allowed for a controlled closure of the stables with the creation of a tenancy for life of the accommodation whilst allowing for development of the majority of the holding.