Rescuing Uncertain Leases in English Law: A Study in Compatibility for Transplantation: Berrisford v. Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd
The common law rule that requires certainty in the terminus of leasehold estates has been the subject of trenchant criticism even as it has been upheld repeatedly by the courts. In Berrisford v. Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd  3W.L.R 1091, the English Supreme Court has once again upheld the rule but has suggested that its harshness may be tempered by two different techniques. This note studies the viability of these techniques in Singapore and questions if the rule may be too severely criticised.
Leases, Common law, leasehold, Supreme Court decisions, Singapore
Asian Studies | Property Law and Real Estate
Singapore Journal of Legal Studies
National University of Singapore
LOW, Kelvin Fatt Kin and LEOW, Rachel.
Rescuing Uncertain Leases in English Law: A Study in Compatibility for Transplantation: Berrisford v. Mexfield Housing Co-operative Ltd. (2012). Singapore Journal of Legal Studies. 2012, 481-490. Research Collection School Of Law.
Available at: http://ink.library.smu.edu.sg/sol_research/1408