Litigation Recent Decisions 22/11/94

Subject to contract and claim for restitution

Docklands: dispute over development expenditure

Regalian Properties Plc & Ors v London Dockland Development Corporation (1994) (Ch.D 02/11/94) (Rattee J)

Summary: Claim for restitution by development of expenditure on 'subject to contract' negotiations.

Claim by R, a property development company, for the recovery of expenditure incurred as a result of 'subject to contract' negotiations with the defendants for four sites in London's dockland. The contracts were never concluded because of the defendant's inability to secure vacant possession of the sites.