A surety will be released by any variation in the terms of the contract between the creditor and the principal debtor made without the surety’s consent. Thus where the tenant surrendered part of the property demised the surety was released [Holme v Brunskill (1877) 3 Q.B.D. 495.] ; and but for express words in the contract of guarantee, a surety would have been released where the landlord permitted the tenant to retain unauthorised structural alterations. [Selous Street Properties v Oronel Fabrics [1984] 1 E.G.L.R. 50.]  So also the surety was released where the tenant granted the landlord more extensive rights of entry into the demised premises, [West Horndon Industrial Park v Phoenix Timber Group [1995] 1 E.G.L.R. 77.]  and ... Please login or signup to continue reading this content

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