Welcome to the Summer 2016 edition of the Real Estate
In this edition of the Real Estate Bulletin we cover a
kaleidoscope of recent property cases:
The Courts remain reluctant to
interfere in commercial negotiations by placing obligations on
proposed joint venture partners acquiring a property when their
relationship subsequently breaks down
The High Court reminds us of what is
necessary for a surrender to take effect by operation of law
Another decision on the application
of the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 in relation to
guarantors, this time the High Court considered the validity of an
assignment of a lease by a tenant to its guarantor
The Court of Appeal departs from the
position set out by the Supreme Court in Coventry v Lawrence in
relation to a landlord's liability for nuisance committed by a
tenant when it comes to nuisance caused by a licensee
The High Court tries to balance the
competing interests of a tenant's right to quiet enjoyment and
a landlord's right to carry out development/building works
around the tenant
Conveyancers found liable in a recent
fraud case. The importance of due diligence in property
The Supreme Court confirms the basis
on which prescriptive rights over land are acquired
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It's now less than one year to go until the Energy
Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales)
Regulations 2015, commonly known as the MEES Regulations (minimum
energy efficiency standards) come into effect.
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