London College of Business Ltd v Tareem Ltd and another

Landlord and tenant – Relief against forfeiture. Despite the apparently plain wording of an agreement referring to the relationship between the parties as that of licensor and licensee, it was clear that, on the true construction of that agreement and on the facts, the relationship created was that of landlord and tenant. Accordingly, the Chancery Division ruled that the claimant college, London College of Business, had occupied the first defendant's premises under a tenancy to which the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, as amended, applied, and the defendant's re-entry of the premises on had breached an implied term of the agreement. The college was awarded damages of £25,104.

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