May 11th, 2023 by James Goudie KC

The time from which the term of a lease is to commence is essential to the creation of a binding agreement for lease. In PRETORIA ENERGY v BLANKNEY ESTATE (2023) EWCA Civ 482 the Court of Appeal says that if the start date cannot be deduced with reasonable certainty that is a very powerful indicator that the agreement is incomplete and there was no intention to contract.

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