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A fresh look at Section 54(2)

A fresh look at Section 54(2)

Pawlowski, Mark ORCID: 0000-0002-5473-5809 and Brown, James (2011) A fresh look at Section 54(2). Landlord and Tenant Review, 15 (6). pp. 216-222. ISSN 1365-8018

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Abstract

Examines the operation of the provisions of the Law of Property Act 1925 s.54(2) containing an exception to the rule that a deed is required in order to create a valid legal lease and conferring full legal status to short-term letting agreements created by parol, focusing on the requirements that the lease must take effect in possession and must be at the best rent reasonably obtainable without fine. Calls for the former of these two requirements to be amended and the latter abolished on the ground that they give rise to unnecessary complexity in the law and, in the case of the latter, uncertainty.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] This is an abridged version of the article Rethinking Section 54(2) of the Law of Property Act 1925 by James Brown and Mark Pawlowski - published in The Conveyancer and Property Lawyer Issue 2 2010 pp 146-163
Uncontrolled Keywords: formalities, oral contracts, possession, rent, short-term leases, reversionary leases
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Law & Criminology
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Law & Criminology Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:18
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/7139

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