Published in STEP Journal, April 2011.Download PDF
Addresses the issues that will be of immediate interest to anyone in the property arena. Published in Property Law Journal, 4 April 2011.
The Message: Honesty is the best policy when making insurance claims.
The Case: An insurance company sought to recover over £230,000 paid out for subsidence damage on the basis the insured had misled it into paying too much (Aviva Insurance Ltd-v-Brown (25/2/2011)).Read more
Rosalind Cullis assesses in what circumstances third party professional fees are recoverable.
First published in Property Law Journal, 7 March 2011.Download PDF
Zahra Kanani considers the results of a recent consultation over disposal of land by charity trustees. First published in Property Law Journal, 21 February 2011.Download PDF
The Message: Landlords may not recover service charges for major works if they fail to consult properly with tenants.
The Case: The Court of Appeal has held that landlords may suffer severe financial consequences if they undertake major works to residential properties without first complying with the statutory consultation procedure (Daejan Investments –v- Benson (28/1/2011).Read more
When can a tenant seek relief? First published in Property Law Journal, 7 February 2011.Download PDF
The message: Experienced businessmen receive little sympathy from the courts.
The case: The High Court has decided whether a guarantor can delay enforcement on the basis that payment was agreed to be deferred for five years (Spring Finance v HS Real Company, 20.01.11).Read more