Recent Property Cases

  •  At last, some reported unopposed renewal business tenancy cases to learn from.

    • Jonathan Ross of Forsters reports on three recent cases: Britel Fund Trustees Ltd v B&Q PLC (11 March 2016), Flanders Community Centre v London Borough of Newham (8 April 2016), National Car Parks Ltd v Hawksworth Securities PLC (12 May 2016)
  •  Counting the cost of breaking up: Britel Fund Trustees Limited v B & Q Plc

    • Britel Fund Trustees Limited v B & Q Plc illustrates the significant impact that an early break clause may have on the rent payable under a renewal lease. A note by Bond Dickinson who acted for B & Q in this case.
  •  10.05.2016 Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corp & Anor

    • In this case, the Claimant tenant sought an injunction and damages against the Defendant landlord in relation to building works being carried out above the tenant at 14/15 Carlos Place, Mayfair, London W1.
  •  06.05.2016 Iceland Foods Ltd v Aldi Stores Ltd

    • Aldi and Iceland have adjoining stores on the outskirts of Cambridge, being Units 1 and 2 respectively. They share the accessway and car park. Aldi originally took a Lease of all the land in 1996 and it then sub-let Unit 2 to Iceland a few months later and retained Unit 1 for its own use. The dispute between them arose because Aldi now wish to develop Unit 1. It intends to extend it at both the front and the rear and to add a substantial mezzanine floor. It had shut its store and commenced preparatory works when Iceland sought injunctive relief to restrain such development. It claims that Aldi has no right to carry out these works.
  •  30.07.2015 Consortium Commercial Developments Ltd v ABB Ltd

    • This case concerns a claim for dilapidations in relation to premises known as Capella House which was let for a term of 15 years expiring on 16 June 2011. Even though the lease expired over 4 years ago, the disrepair and failure to re-instate that existed at lease expiry had not been remedied and the case concerned the amount that should be awarded to the landlord in relation to such breaches of covenant
  •  22.07.2015 Chesterton Commercial (Oxon) Ltd v Oxfordshire County Council

    • County Councils are under a duty to make clear if land could be part of the public highway. A purchaser of development land successfully sued the County Council for substantial damages due to its failure as the highway authority to accurately record that certain land it intended to sell for car parking could be part of the public highway
  •  23.04.2015 Parkingeye Ltd v Barry Beavis

    • Parking fines are valid if commercially justifiable and fair.
  •  Scott v Aimiuwu - an additional note by Gordon Ingram of GIA

  •  18.02.2015 Scott v Aimiuwu

    • Remedies for interference with a right to light. This is the first known Court decision on a rights to light claim since the Judgment of the Supreme Court in Coventry v Lawrence (2014) in which the basis upon which injunctive relief should be granted, and damages awarded, was reviewed and revised. It is a decision that will give some comfort to developers.
  •  20.01.2015 Gordon James Ramsay v Gary Lane

    • Ramsay gets his just desserts.

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