Publications: January 2013

 

Ridgewood Properties Group v Valero Energy Limited

The Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 does not apply to options or conditional Agreements for Lease. The Message The Court will not readily imply terms into agreements. The Case The High Court has considered whether a Landlord who has entered into an agreement to grant a lease can lawfully sell the property and pass […]

30th Jan 2013 Recent Property Cases Read more

Fitzwilliam v Richall Holdings Services Limited

The Message Registered titles can be altered to restore title to the victims of fraudulent transfers. The Case Property fraud remains a significant problem in the United Kingdom. Fitzwilliam v Richall Holdings Services Limited [28 January 2013] highlights the approach of land registration legislation to fraudulent transactions. Mr Fitzwilliam had been the registered proprietor of […]

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Assessment of damages for professional negligence

Transaction or no transaction? That is the question How damages for professional negligence are often assessed in the context of residential and commercial conveyancing. It has been said that the assessment of damages for professional negligence is more of an art than a science. Nowhere is this more true than in the context of residential […]

1st Jan 2013 Speakers Corner Read more

Ministry of Justice response to Transforming Bailiff Action – Key Recommendations

The Ministry of Justice published its response to the consultation, Transforming Bailiff Action, on 25 January 2013. To read the full response click here. The response sets out 19 recommendations, which include: Banning bailiffs from entering premises where there are children, or any premises after 9pm Introducing a fee structure for bailiffs Setting competency criteria […]

1st Jan 2013 Consultations Read more