Publications: December 2012


End of Year Important Cases for Property Litigators

Eaton Mansions v Stinger Compania (27/11/2012) The Court dealt with the assessment of negotiating damages for unlawful installation of air-conditioning units on the roof of a block of flats. It awarded only £6,000 as use was temporary and dismissed claim for aggravated damages. Paddy Arnold v Britton (03/12/2012) Although the literal construction of leases of […]

31st Dec 2012 Recent Property Cases Read more

Webb Resolution Limited v E.Surv Limited

The High Court has dealt with a test case re valuers’ liability for residential mortgage valuations prepared in good market conditions In 2006/7, GMAC was the largest centralised mortgage lender in the UK and E.Surv was, and is, the largest residential surveyor. GMAC claim that E.Surv negligently and in breach of contract overvalued many properties […]

20th Dec 2012 Recent Property Cases Read more

Paddy Arnold v Rodney Britton & Ors

The Message Parties cannot expect the Court to release them from bad bargains. The Case The High Court has held that a landlord can recover a fixed service charge well above its actual expenditure on services. Mr Arnold is the landlord of the Oxwich Leisure Park in Swansea. There are 91 chalets constructed on the […]

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Consultation on the proposed changes to the Tribunal Procedure

The PBA and PLA comprise 370 barristers and 1,100 solicitors, respectively, specializing in property litigation. Members’ areas of expertise cover the full gamut of commercial, residential and agricultural property law. This is a joint response by the two organizations. General The Associations are largely in agreement with Committee’s proposals. The Associations agree with the committee’s […]

1st Dec 2012 Consultations Read more