Rectification fails


Gary Blaker has successfully resisted a claim for rectification of a lease in the case of Lever v Horner, Central London CC (Chancery List) before HHJ Cowell.

In this case, the Claimants’ solicitor had omitted to insert a rent review clause in the draft travelling lease and the Defendants’ solicitor had corrected this by inserting in red an alternative provision for the ascertainment of rent payable. This amendment appeared to have be accepted by the Defendants. The Claimant’s claim based on a unilateral mistake failed.