Publications: October 2011

 

DEFRA consultation on the registration of new town or village greens – PLA response

Response On Behalf of the Property Litigation Association To DEFRA’s Consultation Document “Consultation on the registration of new town or village greens” – Consultation End Date 17th October 2011. Introductory Comments The Property Litigation Association has approximately 1,000 members, all of whom are solicitors in practice who spend at least 50% of their time on […]

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Estafnous v LLBC Limited

The Message Careful drafting of contractual documents is still vital. The Case The Court of Appeal has made clear there is a limit on how liberal the Courts will be when interpreting documents. As long ago as March 2001, Mr Estafnous entered into a commission agreement with LLBC whereby he was to receive commission of […]

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London Assembly’s proposed Review of Service Charges in London – PLA response

The Property Litigation Association has over 1,000 members, all of whom are lawyers who deal at least 50% of the time with property disputes.  As such, we can only comment on issues involving service charge disputes, rather than give a balanced view as to service charges as a whole. We have pooled together our London-based […]

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Govt consultation on squatting – Summary of various responses

This is a summary of the various responses to the Government consultation on squatting. Residential property owners The Local Government Group was at pains to express the view that it was crucial to make better use of the existing housing stock. A number of local authorities and private providers of social housing wrote in support […]

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