Dec 13, 2019
Owner of ex-British Legion hall fails in tribunal bid to stop registration as asset of community value
The owner of a former British Legion Hall cannot prevent it from being designated as an asset of community value, the First-Tier Tribunal General Regulatory Chamber has ruled.
Dec 13, 2019
The First-Tier Tribunal has upheld Winchester City Council’s decision to allow an area of overgrown land to be designated as an asset of community value.
Dec 13, 2019
Council loses Upper Tribunal battle over modification of headlease that would allow conversion of 76,000 sq ft office building into 114 flats
Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council must modify the headlease of a former office building to allow for conversion to residential use, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has ruled.
Dec 12, 2019
Relief for councils as NHS trusts lose High Court bid to claim £1.5bn charities reduction on business rates
A group of 17 NHS foundation trusts have failed to persuade a High Court judge that they are charities and so eligible for substantial reductions on the non-domestic rates payable on the properties they occupy.
Dec 11, 2019
Supreme Court allows appeals by land-owning public bodies in dispute over statutory incompatibility and village green registration
The Supreme Court has by a 3-2 majority allowed appeals by Lancashire County Council and NHS Property Services over whether statutory incompatibility defeats an application to register land as a town or village green where the land is held by the public authority for statutory purposes.
Dec 06, 2019
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a dispute over empty commercial properties and whether councils are owed more than £10m in business rates arrears.
Dec 05, 2019
Supreme Court to hand down key ruling next week on village greens and land held by public bodies pursuant to statutory powers
The Supreme Court will next week (11 December) hand down a key judgment on village green registration where publically accessible land is held by public authorities pursuant to statutory powers.
Dec 03, 2019
Piers Riley-Smith of Kings Chambers has recently secured confirmation of three compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) for City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council, all at public inquiry.
Nov 29, 2019
Council submits £130m claims in High Court bid to recover costs under housing estate maintenance PFI
Camden Council has submitted claims to the High Court to recover costs from the contractor PFIC (Partners for Improvement in Camden) and its principal subcontractors, who previously had responsibility for refurbishment and maintenance of the Chalcots Estate, under a private finance initiative agreement.
Nov 27, 2019
University loses Court of Appeal battle over Electronic Communications Code and access rights for operators
The University of London has lost an appeal over whether the Upper Tribunal has power under the Electronic Communications Code to impose on the occupier of a building an agreement permitting access by an operator to determine whether that building is suitable for the installation of electronic communications apparatus.
Nov 26, 2019
DAC Beachcroft has advised Blackpool Council on its £47m purchase of the town’s Houndshill Shopping Centre from the receivers of its previous owners, BCC Eiffel.
Nov 22, 2019
Council able to correct Adopted Policies Map to show land inside Green Belt instead of outside of it: High Court
Vale of White Horse District Council had the right to correct an error on a map of Green Belt boundaries without going through a complete consultation on the matter, the High Court has ruled.