Publications: April 2013


Chancery Modernisation Review – PLA response

The Property Litigation Association (“PLA”) represents 1,200 members. Members spend at least 50% of their time working on Property Litigation matters. Mr Justice Briggs’ communication with the PLA was circulated to all PLA Members and their comments were sought. This response collates Members’ written responses, discussions of Committee Members between themselves and with other Members […]

29th Apr 2013 Consultations Read more

Hunt & Ors v Optima (Cambridge) Limited & Strutt & Parker

The Message Surveyors or Architects acting for developers can owe substantial duties to purchasers. The Case The High Court has awarded substantial damages to purchasers of defective flats in a new development. Between 2001 and 2004, Optima developed a new 4 storey block of 26 flats known as Jubilee Mansions in Peterborough. Optima retained half […]

29th Apr 2013 Recent Property Cases Read more

Twinmar Holdings Limited v Klarius UK Limited & Anor

The Message The Court is now giving useful guidance to surveyors re Terminal Dilapidations Claims. The Case The Technology and Construction Court has now determined a further dilapidations claim arising out of expiry of a long lease (Twinmar is the owner of Unit C, Swallowdale Lane, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire. The premises comprise a warehouse building […]

19th Apr 2013 Recent Property Cases Read more

Law Commission consultation on Rights to Light – PLA response

This optional response form is provided for consultees’ convenience in responding to our Consultation Paper on Rights to Light. You can download the Consultation Paper free of charge from our website at: (see A-Z of projects > Rights to Light). The response form includes the text of the questions and provisional proposals in the […]

1st Apr 2013 Consultations Read more