Perpetually renewable leases: a reappraisal

James Brown, Mark Pawlowski

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Analyses cases involving the construction of perpetually renewable leases (PRLs) under the Law of Property Act 1922 s.145 and Sch.15, and the findings of a study into whether the relevant provisions should be repealed. Reviews the problems arising where courts have allowed a perpetually renewable term to be created, the need for an express covenant for renewal and the scope for a human rights challenge to PRLs. Outlines the arguments supporting legislative prohibition of perpetual renewals
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)482-494
Number of pages13
JournalConveyancer and Property Lawyer
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • express covenants
  • human rights
  • leases
  • perpetual renewal


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