Brexit-proofing contracts: Eight tips for UK landlords and developers (October 2019)

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What can investors who are pressing ahead with expanding their UK property portfolios or commencing developments do to Brexit-proof their commercial leases and prelet agreements for lease? The laws governing these types of agreement in the UK will not change as a result of Brexit, and (thankfully) we know from the recent Canary Wharf v EMA case that Brexit is unlikely to result in frustration of these agreements. But with continuing uncertainty around potential disruption to supply chains, currency fluctuations, and labour shortages as a result of Brexit, there are still some steps that prudent landlords and developers can take now to avoid the worst of any adverse consequences that could flow from a chaotic Brexit.


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