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The last few years have seen a number of steps being taken to transform the planning system into a more transparent, efficient and locally driven process.
‘By right’ or ‘as of right’: Supreme Court holds that public recreation ground cannot be registered as a village green download
In Barkas, the issue was whether the Helredale playing field could be registered as a village green under section 15(2) of the Commons Act 2006.
The Supreme Court has clarified the law of private nuisance and made some fundamental changes to previously well-established principles.
The recent case of Spencer v Taylor held that the simpler requirements of section 21(1) apply to all ASTs that were initially granted for a fixed term.
In contrast to non-solvency non-payment of rent, in insolvency situations the landlord must prove for rent he is owed.
The Deregulation Bill is part of the government’s Red Tape Challenge, the aim of which is to reduce the burden of regulation.
Early April 2014 saw the publication by the Department for Transport of its proposed compensation schemes for those affected by Phase 1 of HS2.
Foresight is an easy-to-use legal calendar that outlines major cases, government policy and forthcoming legislation right through to 2017.
New HCA housing funding schemes download
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has recently issued prospectuses for new funds to deliver housing.
On 7 April, Eric Pickles and Danny Alexander announced new powers for councils that, they claim, will enable 10,000 new affordable homes to be built.
The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in Santander UK plc v RA Legal Solicitors.
A representor has been held liable for its negligent misrepresentation to another party other than the party that was later induced to conclude the contract.
A misrepresentation is a statement that induces entry into a contract and that turns out to be false.
Marshalling is an equitable remedy for achieving fairness between two or more secured creditors of the same debtor.
The Court of Appeal has delivered its judgment in the eagerly anticipated Game administration.
If an individual borrower is made bankrupt or dies or if a corporate borrower goes into liquidation, any receiver appointed loses the agency relationship they would have previously had.
Repeated unmeritorious attempts by the borrower to avoid repossession by the receivers and lender led to the strike-out of the borrower’s claim.
Town and village greens — a delay in rectification of a wrong registration is not immaterial download
On 5 February 2014, the Supreme Court heard a joint appeal of two cases with different facts, but with the same issue to be decided.
The Court of Appeal has accepted the arguments of Bank of Scotland in the first reported case to analyse the proper content of a unilateral notice registered in the charges register to a property.
‘Debtors’ to get a fairer Green Deal download
The Department of Energy & Climate Change recently announced further revisions to the Consumer Credit Act 1974, as applicable to Green Deal plans.