|Source:||All England Reporter|
|Publisher Citation:|| All ER (D) 08 (Aug)|
|Neutral Citation:|| EWHC 2172 (Ch)|
|Representation||Jonathan Seitler QC (instructed by Wragge & Co LLP) for the claimant.|
|Charles Harpum (instructed by Cobbetts LLP) for the defendant.|
|Judgment Dates:||31 July 2012|
Landlord and tenant - Lease - Transfer of sublease - Construction - Business premises - Claimant being leasehold owner of shopping centre (property) under headlease - Claimant subleasing property to defendant - Headlease providing, inter alia, that tenant not to assign premises without previous written consent of landlord - Sublease made subject to headlease - Defendant purporting to transfer sublease to another company (transfer) - Transfer never registered - Claimant applying to court for declaration that defendant remaining tenant of property, and liable to it for rent arrears or damages - Whether transfer of sublease void - Whether defendant liable to claimant under sublease rent arrears - Landlord Tenant Act 1988 Act, - Land Registration Act 2002, s 7.