Landlords of residential property let on shorthold tenancies should start to plan for changes removing their right to terminate such tenancies simply by serving notice on the tenants, without having to give a reason.
Parties to a transaction should ensure that any power of attorney they give to facilitate it is properly drafted and executed by a specialist professional, and that its terms are considered very carefully to ensure the attorney is not authorised to do anything the giver does not intend, a ruling makes clear.
Parties negotiating a contract should consider whether imposing a requirement to serve a series of notices in certain circumstances makes commercial sense and is required at all; or if one is to be included, whether the contract should expressly specify a minimum period between service of each notice - because such a period will not be implied.
Articles and books in the Library collection
Drafting commercial agreements
(Law Society, 2018)
Contains sample contract clauses, definitions and terms relevant to drafting agreements.
Drafting and negotiating commercial contracts
(Bloomsbury Professional, 2016)
Guide to drafting and interpreting commercial contracts. Provides a background to and detailed advice on the law surrounding a wide range of commercial agreements.
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