Residential Property News

Couple Overcome ‘One House’ Restriction to Build New Home in Their GardenDecember 3, 2019

New homes built in the grounds of existing residences make a valuable contribution to meeting burgeoning housing demand. However, as a decision of the First-tier...

Inveterate Trespasser Rightly Jailed for Contempt, Court of Appeal RulesOctober 15, 2019

It is in the nature of litigation that the losing party frequently feels that the judge was wrong and the outcome unjust. However, a case...

No Going Back on Gift Freely MadeOctober 1, 2019

A recent case decided by the Scottish Courts shows the wisdom of not making irrevocable decisions that you may later come to regret. It involved a...

Instruction Sufficient to Allow Third Party Reliance on ArrangementsAugust 4, 2019

The purchase of properties abroad is a process that can be replete with disputes and financial losses for the unwary or unadvised. Whilst some foreign...

Tree Felling Without Permission Proves ExpensiveJuly 22, 2019

Ignoring tree preservation orders can prove to be a very expensive mistake and if your property has a protected tree on it, you should make...

Rules are RulesJuly 9, 2019

A recent case should serve as a reminder that rules are rules and 'close enough' often isn't! The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England)...

Failure to Challenge Repaving Results in Loss of TitleJune 19, 2019

Failing to take active steps to protect your land from use by another can produce unfortunate effects, as a couple from York discovered recently. The couple...

High Court Rules Against Right to RentMay 20, 2019

The legislation that introduced the Right to Rent scheme, which went live in February 2016 and compels landlords to check the immigration status of their...

Hedge Cutting Proves CostlyFebruary 1, 2019

You might think that where the boundaries of property lie should be clear, but boundary disputes are a fruitful source of argument in the courts. A...

Hedge Cutting Proves CostlyFebruary 1, 2019

You might think that where the boundaries of property lie should be clear, but boundary disputes are a fruitful source of argument in the courts. A...

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