Art Is To Be Enjoyed Quietly

In Timothy Taylor V Mayfair House Corporation [2016], a lessee who ran a high quality art gallery in Mayfair succeeded in it’s claim that the landlord was carrying out refurbishment works to the building which were in breach of its lease covenant for quiet enjoyment.  In this respect, the design of the scaffolding, the noise and the failure to inform, consult or compensate the gallery was found to be unreasonable. The gallery had been virtually cocooned by the sheeted scaffold, such that it was all but invisible to passers-by. The lessee said that its potential clients had also been deterred, continue reading

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