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How to Distinguish a Binding Contract From an Agreement in Principle
The difference between a binding contract and an agreement in principle, subject to further negotiation, could hardly be…
Residential Landlord Who Failed to Meet Repair Obligations Pays Heavy Price
Residential landlords sadly often focus on collecting rent and take a laissez-faire attitude to the condition of their…
Damage to Classic Cars Triggers International Road Transport Test Case
Where goods are damaged whilst being transported by road across international borders the carrier’s liability is generally limited…
Self-Builders Achieve Landmark Victory in Capital Gains Tax Appeal
In a ruling which will be greeted with joy by the growing community of self-builders, a couple who…
Riverside Boundary Dispute Focuses on Small-Scale Land Registry Plan
Boundaries between properties are usually marked by a line on a small-scale Land Registry plan but they may…
Is Timing of the Essence? High Court Rules on Ferrari Sale Dispute
Contracts for the sale of goods almost always stipulate a date by which payment must be made. However,…
Property – Times Change and Antique Restrictive Covenants Become Obsolete
Antique restrictive covenants are found in the title deeds of many period properties and can have a deadening…
Entrepreneurs’ Relief and the Definition of ‘Trade’ – Guideline Ruling
At what point can it be said that an embryonic business has begun to trade? A tax tribunal…
Planning – Airport Runway Extension Survives High Court Challenge
Objectors to major infrastructure developments often contend that planning consent has been granted prematurely or in breach of…
Restrictive Covenant Derails Village Housing Development – High Court Ruling
Freehold owners of land generally believe that, subject to planning permission, they can develop their properties in whatever…
Inconsistent Planning Permissions – Guideline Ruling Focuses on Solar Farm
It may seem counterintuitive, but there is nothing wrong in principle with a council granting two planning permissions…
Extraction of Sustainable Products and Green Belt Policy – Guideline Ruling
In upholding planning permission to extract millions of tonnes of pulverised fuel ash (PFA) from a prominent slag…
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