Barclays Bank PLC v Prudential Assurance Co Ltd (1997)


There were 3 issues in the case:

(1) If a lease is disclaimed prior to forfeiture, can the court grant relief from forfeiture pursuant to its inherent jurisdiction at the request of a sub-tenant (no);

(2) In such a case, can the court make a vesting order pursuant to s.146(4) of the Law of Property Act 1925 (yes), and

(3) If the landlord has forfeited 2 closely connected leases, should the court make a vesting order in respect of one of them which is conditional upon the payment of sums due under the other (yes).