Rent is not an essential element of a lease: Ashburn-Anstalt v Arnold

Lord Templeman appeared to suggest in Ashburn-Anstalt v Arnold ([1989] Ch 1) that an agreement to pay rent was an essential element of a lease. In Ashburn-Anstalt, the English Court of Appeal explained that this is not the case (and that Lord Templeman had not intended to say that a rent is an essential element of a lease).

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