Publications: Recent Property Cases

 

Oates v Stimson

The Message Oral contracts for the sale of land are normally of no effect but they can be enforceable in certain circumstances. 

The Case The Court of Appeal has opened the door even further to litigation between property owners by upholding a decision of the Swindon County Court that a contract for the sale of […]

16th May 2006 Recent Property Cases Read more

Estate Acquisition & Development Ltd v Wiltshire & Another



The Message Tenants were successful in having an order for forfeiture of their lease set aside despite having failed to attend the hearing at which the order was made. The Case Ms Wiltshire and Mr Chambers (the tenants) had a lease of a property under which they paid £20 ground rent a year as well […]

4th May 2006 Recent Property Cases Read more

Donington Park Leisure Limited v Wheatcroft & Son Limited

The Message The Court can help parties to plug holes in their Agreements but only to a limited extent. The Case The High Court has determined what further terms should be contained in a Licence Agreement for use of some additional land during the holding of the British Motor Cycle Grand Prix each year (Donington […]

7th Apr 2006 Recent Property Cases Read more

Edlington Properties Limited v J H Fenner & Co Limited

The Message In the absence of any special provision, a tenant has no right to pursue its current landlord for damages for any breaches by a previous landlord. The Case In Edlington Properties Limited v J H Fenner & Co Limited (22 March 2006) the Court of Appeal dealt with the important issue as to […]

22nd Mar 2006 Recent Property Cases Read more