Jan 22, 2021
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has been fined £330,000 after a five-year-old girl died when playground equipment collapsed on top of her at Mile End Park.
Jan 21, 2021
Salford City Council will seek to delay a High Court case for six months to try to allow for settlement of a lengthy dispute with a developer.
Jan 07, 2021
Shropshire Council has won a case in the Court of Appeal over what happens when a local authority disposes of land subject to a statutory trust for public recreational purposes without complying with the relevant statutory requirements.
Dec 10, 2020
Social landlord London & Quadrant Housing Trust and phone masts firm Cornerstone Telecommunications Infrastructure have each been ordered to pay their own costs after a lengthy dispute that ran up a total bill of £450,000.
Dec 10, 2020
A building is not split into individual hereditaments for rating purposes just because it has property guardians resident, the Court of Appeal has ruled.
Dec 09, 2020
The ban on business evictions has been extended until the end of March 2021, the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government has announced.
Dec 03, 2020
A social landlord was entitled to impose an extra charge on residents for grounds maintenance in a case affecting some 3,400 tenancy agreements, the Court Of Appeal has ruled.
Nov 26, 2020
A company has lost an attempt to reopen a 14-year-old case involving compulsory purchase by Lancaster City Council.
Nov 11, 2020
The Welsh Government has settled legal action against Amber Fund Management and Lambert Smith Hampton in relation to the portfolio sale of 15 properties in 2012.
Nov 09, 2020
The Supreme Court has rejected a property company’s bid to modify restrictive covenants so that 13 affordable houses built in breach can remain in place.
Nov 05, 2020
The Administrative Court has thrown out a challenge to business rates liability orders as being “totally without merit”, and has imposed an extended civil restraint order to limit future litigation by the complainant.
Oct 29, 2020
Warwickshire County Council was wrong to deny that a couple’s property was blighted by long term road building plans, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has ruled.
Oct 21, 2020
A protester against the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project has been handed a suspended prison sentence for contempt of court after breaching an earlier order in the first such case concerning HS2.
Oct 19, 2020
The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal a Court of Appeal ruling that land used for allotments for more than 80 years had not been subject of an appropriation for that use and so a council could dispose of the land without the consent of the Secretary of State, it has emerged.
Oct 15, 2020
Spelthorne Borough Council has moved to defend its controversial commercial property purchases after a website published leaked material that purported to show auditor KPMG thought the council had acted unlawfully.
Oct 06, 2020
Brent Council has won a High Court dispute over the ownership of a community centre site and secured an injunction restraining the defendants from making any applications to register a restriction against the property.
Oct 06, 2020
A company that ran art events at a variety of properties for two or three days at a time has lost a legal challenge over liability orders worth nearly £500,000 obtained by two councils for payment of business rates and whether it should have been entitled to charitable relief.
Sep 25, 2020
The Court of Appeal has upheld the £25,000 fines imposed on a company and its director in respect of breaches of a listed building enforcement notice (LBEN) and a planning enforcement notice (PEN).
Sep 16, 2020
The government has extended protection for commercial tenants from eviction until the end of the year, the Communities Secretary has announced.
Sep 03, 2020
Liverpool’s elected mayor has stepped in to prevent a zip wire attraction being built in the city centre after conservation group the Victorian Society threatened legal action.
Aug 19, 2020
Charnwood Borough Council has invoked a medieval charter to protect an 800-year-old market from a new local rival.
Aug 18, 2020
Thurrock Council has this month obtained an interim High Court injunction preventing any further unauthorised development on more than 100 acres of Green Belt land.
Aug 13, 2020
City and County of Cardiff Council did not breach the Equality Act 2010, when it issued a compulsory purchase order for a house owned by a former council building surveyor.
Aug 05, 2020
A High Court judge has issued his reasons for last month granting Hillingdon Council a limited interim injunction preventing a number of named defendants and persons unknown from doing certain acts on land at Harefield Moor owned by the council and adjoining the site of construction works for part of the HS2 railway line.
Aug 04, 2020
A High Court judge has dismissed a bid by a landlord to have set aside an arbitrator’s award that favoured a council as tenant of a city centre property.
Jul 30, 2020
Two applicants have been told they cannot claim adverse possession of council-owned land which is not adjacent to their own.
Jul 27, 2020
Uttlesford District Council has appointed international law firm Hogan Lovells to act as its legal representative on the acquisition of a number of commercial properties.
Jul 21, 2020
The Government has laid laws in Parliament today (21 July 2020) that will mean full planning applications will not be required to demolish and rebuild unused buildings as homes.