News articles – Land/Property Development
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.
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.
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.
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’.
It has been suggested that an expansion of the social housing stock could be the best solution for the housing shortage in the UK.