What is Duvalue of an absolute covenant in a lease?

On 6 May 2020, the Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Limited [2020] UKSC 18. The question considered by the court was whether a landlord of a block of flats could consent to a tenant carrying out works which would amount to a breach of covenant under the lease, in circumstances where the remaining leases in the block required the landlord to enforce the covenants of all tenants.

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Authors: Associate, Rachel Lindberg and Associate, Joe Barnes

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