Property litigation

2 October 2015

Legal update: Property valuer frustrates negligence claim, but not by proving it wasn’t negligent

The claimant lender advanced a sum of £428,791 (equal to 90% of the value of the property) to borrowers by way of an interest-only mortgage in March 2006.


11 August 2015

Chalets and service charges: the Supreme Court orders for certainty in contracts

Service charge provisions of £10 per annum at Welsh holiday chalets are facts not usually synonymous with civil claims for recoveries of £11m, but these formed the backdrop to the Supreme Court’s recent judgment in Arnold v Britton and others (10 June 2015). 

30 July 2015

The requirements of a residential service charge demand

In the recent case of Tedla v Cambret Court Residence Association Ltd [2012] UK UT 221 (LC), the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) held that a service charge demanded from a residential tenant had not become due as the demand did not clearly identify the landlord and provide the name and address of the landlord as required under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (LTA 1987).

7 April 2015

Legal update: Deregulation Act 2015 - Implications for tenancy deposit protection

The Deregulation Act 2015 received Royal Assent on 26th March 2015, and sparks important changes to deposit protection legislation. Here we provide a summary of the changes and what they mean for you.

12 March 2015

Can a real estate agent be an arbitrator?

In the case of Crowther v Rayment [2015] EWHC 427 (Ch) it was held amongst other things an agent involved with the management of the property could not act in a judicial capacity as arbitrator. 

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