Nov 26, 2020
A company has lost an attempt to reopen a 14-year-old case involving compulsory purchase by Lancaster City Council.
Nov 11, 2020
The Welsh Government has settled legal action against Amber Fund Management and Lambert Smith Hampton in relation to the portfolio sale of 15 properties in 2012.
Nov 09, 2020
Property company loses bid to keep affordable housing after Supreme Court rejects application to modify restrictive covenants
The Supreme Court has rejected a property company’s bid to modify restrictive covenants so that 13 affordable houses built in breach can remain in place.
Nov 05, 2020
The Administrative Court has thrown out a challenge to business rates liability orders as being “totally without merit”, and has imposed an extended civil restraint order to limit future litigation by the complainant.
Oct 29, 2020
Warwickshire County Council was wrong to deny that a couple’s property was blighted by long term road building plans, the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has ruled.
Oct 21, 2020
A protester against the High Speed 2 (HS2) rail project has been handed a suspended prison sentence for contempt of court after breaching an earlier order in the first such case concerning HS2.
Oct 19, 2020
Supreme Court rejects application for permission to appeal ruling on allotments appropriation and ministerial consent
The Supreme Court has refused permission to appeal a Court of Appeal ruling that land used for allotments for more than 80 years had not been subject of an appropriation for that use and so a council could dispose of the land without the consent of the Secretary of State, it has emerged.
Oct 15, 2020
Spelthorne Borough Council has moved to defend its controversial commercial property purchases after a website published leaked material that purported to show auditor KPMG thought the council had acted unlawfully.
Oct 06, 2020
Brent Council has won a High Court dispute over the ownership of a community centre site and secured an injunction restraining the defendants from making any applications to register a restriction against the property.
Oct 06, 2020
Company which ran art events fails in appeal over £500k liability orders obtained by councils for business rates
A company that ran art events at a variety of properties for two or three days at a time has lost a legal challenge over liability orders worth nearly £500,000 obtained by two councils for payment of business rates and whether it should have been entitled to charitable relief.