Breakdown of Trust
With one year to go until the 2012 Games many businesses are already looking forward to benefiting from the expected economy boost, particularly around London, but beware – there may be problems ahead...
Maftah and another v Secretary of State for the Foreign Office and Commonwealth Affairs ( EWCA Civ 350) was an appeal by the Secretary of State against the decision at first instance that Article 6(1) rights could be invoked by an individual whose assets had been frozen by the state.
Each party was ordered to bear their own costs following a failure either to mediate or settle a small building dispute which ended up reaching the Court of Appeal.
A landlord must bear the costs of almost £270,000 for repairs to a block of flats after failing to recover these from the tenants due to non compliance with the statutory requirements to consult the tenants over the proposed costs.
The Court of Appeal in Tiensa v Vision Enterprises Ltd has decided that a landlord will not be penalised as long as he has protected the tenant’s deposit by complying with the initial requirements and given certain prescribed information to the tenant by the date of any court hearing rather than 14 days after receiving the deposit.
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