Tag archives: Lease

Meaning of the word ‘acquire’ and other interpretation issues

A building contractor sought to argue that the word ‘acquire’ in the Housing Consumers Protection Measures Act 1998 meant ‘buying or obtaining ownership’. The court held that the primary meaning of ‘acquire’ is ‘come to possess something’. The suggestion that persons who have rented their places of permanent residence have not ‘acquired a home’ as … Continue reading

Renewal of a right of pre-emption on extension of a lease

Where the period of a lease agreement is extended, the terms of that agreement will apply during the extended period unless the context or the parties’ intention indicates otherwise. Where parties to a lease simply say that they want to extend the lease period and stipulate nothing else, then the provisions relating not only to … Continue reading
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