Jun 03, 2021
The London Borough of Merton has lost a Court of Appeal case over a charity’s liability for rates when two justices disagreed with the third, who had given the main judgment.
May 19, 2021
Two valuable pieces of Ealing Council's Martinware collection, including a two-sided 'barrister jug', have been returned to the London borough after having been stolen more than a decade ago.
May 18, 2021
The Housing Ombudsman has called on social landlords to do more to address residents’ individual circumstances in cladding complaints.
May 17, 2021
Local authorities could be in line for hundreds of millions of pounds in business rates following last week's landmark Supreme Court ruling, the solicitor who acted for the appellant councils has claimed.
May 14, 2021
Two North West councils have won a Supreme Court test case over whether they had reasonable grounds for claiming non-domestic (NDR) rates on certain empty properties from the respondent companies.
May 14, 2021
Judicial review proceedings have been filed against City & County of Swansea Council (CCSC) over the way in which it transferred ownership of a site to Mumbles Community Council (MCC) as part of a plan to build a skatepark on the land.
May 13, 2021
Social landlord Aster Communities has lost a Court of Appeal case brought over the dispensation of leaseholder consultation requirements in relation to service charges.
May 13, 2021
Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council has lost appeals over a planning inspector’s decision to give permission for a change of use to allow six Gypsy pitches on a Green Belt site.
May 12, 2021
There are grounds to suspect that, in a significant number of applications by local authorities for interim injunctions against “Persons Unknown” targeting unauthorised encampments on land, there were material and serious breaches of the procedural requirements and the procedures of the Court – and the Interim Applications Court of the Queen’s Bench Division (Court 37) in particular – have been…
May 12, 2021
The DVLA has handed law firm Gowling WLG a two-year contract worth more than £830,000 to advise on the expiry of a major PFI agreement.
May 10, 2021
The Treasury is to set up a £26m fund for councils as part of its drive to establish a national Local Land Charges Register.
May 06, 2021
Lichfield District Council is to pay a housing association compensation of almost £117,000 after errors in a land sale.
Apr 30, 2021
The Government has launched a consultation on the proposed design of a new tax on the largest residential property developers to help contribute to the cost of cladding remediation work.
Apr 29, 2021
A planning inspector’s decision over conversion of a building in Manchester contained a legal error and must be quashed, the High Court has found.
Apr 29, 2021
A planning inspector was right to reject an appeal over a building where a drawing error showed it lower than its intended height, the High Court has ruled.
Apr 26, 2021
A solicitor who previously worked at law firm Devonshires has returned to the firm as a partner to strengthen its growing Real Estate and Projects practice.
Apr 23, 2021
The Supreme Court has allowed Oxfordshire County Council's appeal in a case in which a family said the sale of school land worth £1.2m, which was gifted to the council by their late family member, was unlawful.
Apr 19, 2021
Cheshire West and Chester Council has said it will not progress the sale of farmland to Lex Greensill, the financier caught up in a central government lobbying row, “unless and until appropriate assurances are in place”.
Apr 07, 2021
A High Court judge has likened the result of a trial of a lease dispute involving Wigan Borough Council to the outcome of rugby league and soccer matches.
Mar 31, 2021
Leaseholders have won a Court of Appeal case against the City of London Corporation over whether certain repairs to their homes are chargeable to them.
Mar 30, 2021
Eleven NHS trusts have abandoned plans to petition the Court of Appeal as part of a dispute with councils over the business rates they have to pay on hospitals.
Mar 25, 2021
Calderdale Borough Council has won a High Court challenge to a decision by a planning inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government to allow a large illuminated digital advertisement on a site in Elland.
Mar 22, 2021
A leading social landlord in the Midlands has appointed seven law firms to a £2.2m panel for property and development legal advice.
Mar 18, 2021
Eight people who committed repeated breaches of planning permission and court orders while trying to establish a site in Basildon have had their sentences confirmed after failing to convince the Court of Appeal that their punishments were too severe.
Mar 15, 2021
HM Land Registry has launched its first Digital Identity Standard, which provides a step-by-step list of requirements for conveyancers’ use of digital services to verify their client’s identity securely and conveniently online.