22 July 2011
The Message: Sometimes, the law is both unclear and unfair
The Case The High Court has strictly applied the statutory legislation on the 18-month time limit for recovering residential service charges, despite the unfair consequences for landlords (London Borough of Brent v Shulem B Association, 29.06.11).
8 July 2011
The Message: Tenants who serve lease break notices must vacate on time
The Case: The Court of Appeal has made clear what is required for a tenant to give vacant possession of premises for a tenancy break clause (NYK Logistics (UK) vs Ibrend Estates, 16.06.11).
27 June 2011
Should valuation of the tenants' interests on a collective enfranchisement take account of the 1993 Act, or assume a 'no Act world'? Natasha Rees considers a Court of Appeal decision on the issue.
First published in Property Law Journal, 27 June 2011.
24 June 2011
The Message: Banks may face difficulties enforcing personal guarantees
16 June 2011
15 June 2011
Victoria Edwards is quoted in Property in Practice, June 2011.
15 June 2011
Review and inform: discuss a case that emphasises the high standards the courts expect from trustees towards beneficiaries. First published in Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal, June 2011.
13 June 2011
When is a building self-contained? Purchasing the freehold of a building can have added complexities when the building concerned is a mansion block. First published in Property Law Journal, 13 June 2011.
10 June 2011
The Message: An employer is not generally liable for the unlawful acts of an independent contractor.
The Case: The court considered which parties the claimant could sue and what damages could be recovered, for damage caused to manufacturing equipment by dust during building works in Tinseltime v Roberts and others.
9 June 2011
Published in Charities Appeals Supplement, Summer 2011.