Cautionary tale for landlord and tenant disputes
Stratton and Another v Patel and Another  EWHC 2031 (TCC) and  EWHC 2032 (TCC), 3 August 2016
The dispute concerns premises at 35 Upper Street, Islington, which was becoming a vibrant and affluent area of inner north
London. Mr Patel acquired the freehold of the property in 1995 and erected a new building, which was let as a pizza restaurant
on 27 February 1996. A licence was granted by Mr Patel on the same day showing that not only did Mr Patel propose to carry
out works, but the tenant was permitted to carry out fitting out works.