Published in Citywealth edition 133, November issue 2011.Download PDF
Barrett v Bem sets an unusual precedent. First published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, November 2011.Download PDF
Considers break clauses and vacant possession, uncompleted leases, superior landlord's consent and occupier's liability. First published in Solicitors Journal, 8 November 2011.Download PDF
The message: The test of reasonableness allows the law to be flexible, but also creates considerable uncertainty.
The case: The Upper Tribunal has determined whether or not it is reasonable to take into account the financial position of residential lessees before spending money on major works (Garside and Anson v RFYC and Maunder Taylor, 12.09.11).Read more
Zahra Kanani sets out recent developments in anti-money laundering, enforcement and BPR. Published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, October 2011.Download PDF
The message: Professionals should not act without the required expertise
The case: The High Court has held valuers liable for damages of more than £18m over a negligent property valuation, but made clear that it is not liable for all losses caused by the purchase proceeding (Capital Alternative Fund Services (Guernsey) v Drivers Jonas, 09.09.11).Read more
Both landlords and tenants should seek to protect themselves in anticipation of a possible change to the VAT treatment of service charges for common areas.
Published in Property Law Journal, 12 September 2011.Download PDF
Natasha Rees assesses the outcome of a case that highlights the intricacies of the notices required to recover service charges effectively.
First published in Property Law Journal, 29 August 2011.Download PDF
First published in Issue 4, Thomson Reuters UK 2011.Download PDF
The Message: Parties that jump the gun may well suffer the consequences
The Case: The Court of Appeal has again had to deal with a dispute between parties over an agreement that relates to considerable expenditure on land that was never properly documented (Haq v Island Homes Housing Association 20.07.11).Read more