Publications: April 2014

 

Windermere Marina Village Ltd v Wild – respect the courts

The Message Provisions in residential leases enabling landlords to determine each tenant’s service charge proportion may be void. The Case Windermere Marina Village Ltd v Wild [28 April 2014] concerned a lease of a flat in a development. The relevant service charge provision required the tenant to pay a fair proportion of the landlord’s expenses […]

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E. Surv Limited v Goldsmith Williams Solicitors

The Message Failure to highlight a property price discrepancy may cost solicitors dearly. The Case E. Surv Limited v Goldsmith Williams Solicitors [10 April 2014] concerned whether solicitors were required to indemnify surveyors to reflect the former’s contribution to a loss suffered by a mutual lender client following the surveyors’ negligent over-valuation. The case is […]

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Squatters v Land Registry

The new law on criminal trespass has produced a significant body of interest regarding its interplay with squatter’s rights including applications by squatters for registration under Schedule 6 of the Land Registration Act 2002; the focus of this article. Section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 provides that a […]

1st Apr 2014 Speakers Corner Read more

Dealing with fixtures on a lease renewal – A trap for the unwary?

Introduction 1. In negotiations or proceedings for the renewal of a lease, parties often focus on the level of rent, the length of the new term, break options, rent review provisions and what “reasonable modernisation” entails. The extent of the demised premises and the treatment of fixtures installed during the previous terms(s) are not usually […]

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