relief from forfeiture

relief from forfeiture
Where a landlord seeks to end a lease by re-entering the property following a breach of covenant by the tenant (and pursuant to a right reserved to the landlord to do so), the tenant can apply to the court for relief, that is, to have the forfeiture set aside. The court has discretion to grant or withhold relief, which is generally exercised in favour of the tenant if the tenant acts quickly, pays any arrears, remedies any breaches of covenant and pays the landlord's costs.
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