Property #Brew – Waiver and relief: did Lord Neuberger always get it right?

Peter Petts and Jamal Demachkie discuss two tricky issues from the law of forfeiture, which often lead to confusion:

  • Whether demands for rent should always waive the right to forfeit; and
  • Whether a tenant need pay all rent arrears to obtain relief from forfeiture

Both topics are considered in Peter and Jamal’s recent publication, Forfeiture of Leases published by the Law Society.

This session was moderated by Gemma de Cordova.

Watch a recording of the Brew below. Download a copy of the handout here.


This content is provided free of charge for information purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be relied on as such. No responsibility for the accuracy and/or correctness of the information and commentary set out in the article, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed or accepted by any member of Chambers or by Chambers as a whole.


Please note that we do not give legal advice on individual cases which may relate to this content other than by way of formal instruction of a member of Gatehouse Chambers. However, if you have any other queries about this content please contact: