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Business Use of Residential Property – Upper Tribunal Strikes the Balance
Any proposal to make business use of a purpose-built residential property is likely to draw objections. However, as…
Beware of Builders Offering Cut-Price Work – Court of Appeal Cautionary Tale
Every householder should understand the dire risks involved in opening their doors to those promising to carry out…
Under-Insured Commercial Property Occupier Wins Seven-Figure Damages
Fire is an ever-present threat to occupiers of commercial property and, all too often, they only discover after…
Grown Up Kids Staying On in the Family Home? What Does That Mean in Law?
Loving parents often allow their adult children to remain living in the family home for as long as…
Climate Emergency – Giant Solar Farm Proposal Passes High Court Test
Given the government’s acknowledgement of a climate emergency, planning policy supports the development of more renewable energy sources.…
Do Home Exchanges and Couch Surfing Breach Your Lease? Guideline Ruling
Many tenants engage in home exchanges or generously open their door to so-called ‘couch surfers’ without any money…
Antiquated Contracts and Commercial Coherence – High Court Ruling
Where commercial agreements have been operating for many years, one party or another may well feel that they…
Court Ruling Underlines the Importance of Biodiversity in Planning Decisions
One of the positive effects of the green revolution is that biodiversity is now a vital factor in…
Football Club’s Crowd Control Challenge to Development Kicked Into Touch
Commercial property owners are often concerned that residential developments may prejudice their longstanding use of their premises. In…
Bank Cancelled Thousands of Mortgages by Mistake – High Court Ruling
Lovers of Monopoly enjoy pocketing play money after picking up a ‘community chest’ card announcing that a bank…
Reasonableness of Exclusion Clauses in Hire Purchase Contracts Under Fire
In a ruling of particular importance to the motor sales industry, the reasonableness of exclusion clauses in hire…
Applications for Fresh Commercial Tenancies – Court of Appeal Guidance
How does one decide whether a commercial tenant ‘ought not’ to be granted a new tenancy under Part…
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