Laura Checkley and Katie de Kauwe consider a landlord's right to develop versus a company's right to manage

Laura Checkley and Katie de Kauwe consider a landlord's right to develop versus a company's right to manage

Landlords are all too familiar with the idea of disputes with tenants over building works. But what happens when a landlord's right to develop is pitted against a RTM company's right to manage?

In Francia Properties Limited v Aristou, the Central London County Court held that a landlord was entitled to build a new flat on the roof of an RTM building provided it adopts all reasonable steps to minimise disturbance to the company's management functions.

The case concerned a building called 'The Optic&...

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