Landlord,Tenant and Property News

Oral Contract Requires Court Hearing to EnforceJanuary 13, 2016

Contracts which are not in writing, although legally valid, are very often the subject matter of disputes, because the parties' recollections of what was agreed...

What is a Reasonable Period?January 7, 2016

Things seldom run smoothly in property developments, and where the intention is to offer sales off plan, it is important to ensure that the contract...

Residential Landlords – Legal Formalities Matter!December 1, 2015

Managing residential property is a legally complex task and is not for amateurs. In one case which proved the point, benevolent landlords found themselves having...

Property Developers Rue Absence of Formal ContractsNovember 12, 2015

Entering into a contract without legal advice is hardly ever a good idea, as two property developers found after alleged joint venture agreements unravelled and...

Environmental Impact Procedures: No Shortcuts Allowed, Rules CourtOctober 26, 2015

When a proposal for a development that included a lorry park and two silos was made that had the potential to lead to pollution of...

Corporate Flat Tenant Scores Right of Way VictoryOctober 12, 2015

Rights of way can be a source of burning grievance, and that was certainly so in one case in which a town council's treatment of...

Homelessness is a Local PhenomenonSeptember 23, 2015

When a homeless man from Eastbourne applied for assistance under the Housing Act 1996, the local council accepted that he met the necessary criteria. However,...

It’s Not Over Until It’s OverSeptember 15, 2015

A recent Supreme Court case illustrates the risks of not formally 'closing down' construction disputes, but simply sitting on your hands after an arbitration settlement...

Liability Limitation Valid, Rules CourtAugust 27, 2015

When a loss is caused to one party by another, the party suffering the loss will often seek redress (damages) from the person or organisation...

Attack on Adjudicator’s Jurisdiction FailsAugust 12, 2015

Adjudicators' powers to resolve contract disputes are frequently challenged by those who are unhappy with their decisions. However, in a guideline case, the High Court...