The County Court’s recent decision in Sainsbury’s Supermarkets v Medley Assets Limited has re-examined the redevelopment ground under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (the Act) at a time when the Law Commission is in the process of reviewing the future of the legislation. Because publication of the Law Commission’s findings has been delayed from December 2023 until Autumn 2024, currently there is no visibility on whether its recommendation will be to repeal the Act in its entirety or, instead, to simplify various areas of the Act.

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