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Repaving a Forecourt Amounts to Adverse Possession

Friday, 24 May 2019

In a recent case, the Court of Appeal has clarified what may count as 'adverse possession' for the purposes of an adverse possession claim.

Repaving a Forecourt Amounts to Adverse Possession

Articles & Blogs Brexit Property Litigation

Brexit - Not So Frustrating After All?

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

In a significant judgment handed down on 20 February 2019, the High Court held that the European Medicine Agency's lease of premises in Canary Wharf will not be frustrated by Brexit.

Brexit - Not So Frustrating After All?

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Supreme Court Hands Down Judgment in Lease Renewal Claim

Tuesday, 08 January 2019

This case clarifies the relevance of a landlord's intention and motives for carrying out works when opposing lease renewals under ground (f) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954).

Supreme Court Hands down Judgment in S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd Lease Renewal Claim

Articles & Blogs Brexit Property Litigation Real Estate

Frustrated by Brexit? Legal Battle Over Future of Leases After Brexit

Thursday, 15 November 2018

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) and Canary Wharf Group (CWG) are currently locked in a legal battle over the lease of EMA's London office.

Frustrated by Brexit? Legal Battle Over Future of Leases After Brexit

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Warning for Landlords Consenting to Tenants' Prohibited Works

Friday, 26 October 2018

Is a landlord in breach of covenant for waiving a lease covenant which it was obliged to enforce?

Warning for Landlords Consenting to Tenants' Prohibited Works

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Redevelopment Ground to Be Examined in the Supreme Court

Friday, 12 October 2018

S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd is due to be heard by the Supreme Court next week. This may have consequences for landlords relying on ground (f) to oppose lease renewals under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954).

Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 Redevelopment Ground

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Refusing a New Lease of Business Premises

Tuesday, 28 August 2018

Landlords sometimes have the right to refuse a new lease even though the tenant is entitled to one under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. In this article, we look at when the Act applies and the landlord's most common ground for refusal.

Refusing a New Lease of Business Premises

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Possession Claims and Public Law Duties - Bryn Colin Davies v Hertfordshire Council

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

A recent case has established that public bodies must consider their public law obligations before taking steps to evict an occupier, even if the occupier does not have any private law right to remain in the property (such as a trespasser).

Possession Claims and Public Law Duties

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Insolvency Issues in Property - What Landlords Need to Know

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

The law surrounding insolvency in England and Wales is complex. It is governed, in the main, by the Insolvency Act 1986 (as amended), and, in 6 April 2017, the Insolvency (England and Wales) Rules 2016, were brought into force.

Insolvency Issues in Property - What Landlords Need to Know

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Stairway to Heaven - Undoing the 'Staircase Tax'

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill proposes to change how business rates are calculated...

Stairway to Heaven - Undoing the 'Staircase Tax'

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Is a Landlord's Ability to Obtain Possession By Serving a Section 21 Notice Running Out of Gas?

Tuesday, 08 May 2018

On an appeal from the Central London County Court, HHJ Jan Luba QC has held in the case of Caridon Property Ltd v Monty Shooltz that if a landlord has not served a gas safety certificate on the tenant, before the tenant has commenced occupation...

Is a Landlord's Ability to Obtain Possession By Serving a Section 21 Notice Running Out of Gas?

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Ministry Launches Consultation About Unauthorised Development and Encampments

Tuesday, 10 April 2018

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has this week published a consultation on powers for dealing with unauthorised development and encampments.

Ministry Launches Consultation About Unauthorised Development and Encampments

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

New Mandatory Requirements in Update to RICS Service Charge Code

Friday, 23 March 2018

Members and regulated firms must comply with the updated requirements set out in the fourth edition of the Code.

VWV's Property Litigation team looks at changes to the RICS Service Charge Code in the Property Litigation blog.

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Life's a Beach (Hut) - Lease or Licence, Chattel or Fixture

Friday, 02 March 2018

Where there is no clear written agreement between a landowner and an occupier of land, disagreements can arise about the terms of that agreement and the status of the occupier.

Life's a Beach (Hut) - Lease or Licence, Chattel or Fixture

Articles & Blogs Property Litigation

Mind the Gap - Service of Notices after Purchase or Assignment

Friday, 23 February 2018

When a person acquires a freehold, or a leasehold of more than 7 years, he must register his title to the property at the Land Registry.

Mind the Gap - Service of Notices after Purchase or Assignment