Here is the question:
Ashleys LLP is working closely with the local council in relation to a redevelopment of a block of flats in the East end of London into a mixed-use retail and office scheme. The Council are very keen to redevelop. Some of the current tenants in the block do not like this proposal and are not willing to move, and some of the nearby landowners have turned down offers from Ashleys sell up.
What are the legal issues which arise and how are they to be solved
It is a theoretical question but we are to give as realistic a response as possible (the most practical response that a solicitor would give to a client).
If they do have residential tenancies, including rent act tenancies what could the tenants do? How could Ashleys terminate the tenancies? would the Landlord and tenants act 1987 be of any relevance and could the landowners do anything to prevent a CPO?
what legal framework could Ashleys put into place if the negotiations fail?
I am very stressed as I need to give a presentation on this so please, please do answer my questions..