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May 2015

Development hindered by century-old covenant

Title deeds obviously need careful perusal before investing in property; however, one property developer came expensively unstuck due to a 100-year-old indenture which was invoked by objectors and stymied its house building plans.

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Mar 2015

Disused church fails ‘asset of community value’ test

In an important decision for developers, a tribunal has ruled that registration of land and buildings as ‘assets of community value’ under the Localism Act 2011 requires more evidence.

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Mar 2015

Beach wrongly registered as a town or village green

The Supreme Court has ruled that a beach adjoining the Sussex port of Newhaven was wrongly recognised as a ‘town or village green’  under the Commons Act 2006.

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Feb 2015

Squatters’ rights survive criminalisation of trespass

In a landmark decision with important implications for all landowners, the Court of Appeal has ruled that the criminalisation of trespass in 2012 had no impact on the law of adverse possession – more commonly known as ‘squatters’ rights’.

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Apr 2014

An anti-social nation: Could more Social Housing solve our housing shortage?

It has been suggested that an expansion of the social housing stock could be the best solution for the housing shortage in the UK.

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