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9 October 2019 Comprehensive land registration: 2025 target set for the public sector

87% of the ownership of land in England and Wales is registered at HM Land Registry. The Land Registry is now aiming to close the 13% gap, and secure the full registration of all freehold land in England and Wales by 2030.

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4 October 2019 EE Ltd and Hutchinson 3G UK Ltd v the Trustees of Meyrick 1968 Combined Trust of Meyrick Estate Management [2019] UKUT 164 (LC)

Landowners were unable to show that they had a genuine intention to redevelop land to enable them to oppose the imposition of code rights under the Electronic Communications Code 2017.

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4 October 2019 London Kendal Street No3 Ltd v Daejan Investments Ltd [2019] 7 WLUK 589

The first reported case in which a court has had to apply the ‘new’ test on ground (f) set out by the Supreme Court last year.

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4 October 2019 The David Roberts Art Foundation Limited v Riedweg [2019] EWHC 1358

A charity (DRAF) contracted to sell a property to a buyer (R) for £8.01m. Following a failure to complete, DRAF served a notice to complete on R and then gave notice to R that it was rescinding the contract and forfeiting the deposit (£410,000).

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4 October 2019 Stanning v Baldwin and another [2019] EWHC 1350 (Ch)

Issues about prescriptive rights of way and drainage arose on the redevelopment of dominant land.

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Local authority acquisition and disposal of land - hear from our experts

In this webinar, Richard Barlow, Zo Hoida and Neil Walker cover commercial and public law considerations

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Legal update

3 July 2019 Churston Golf Club v Haddock [2019] EWCA Civ 544

The Court of Appeal has reinstated conventional wisdom by ruling that a standard fencing covenant should not be treated as a fencing easement.

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3 July 2019 Loxleigh Investments Ltd v Dartford Borough Council [2019] EWHC 1274 (Ch)

The court considers the meaning of the phrase “detailed planning permission” in an overage agreement.

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Legal update

14 June 2019 Joint committee publishes its report on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill

Recently the House of Lords and House of Commons Joint Committee on the draft Registration of Overseas Entities Bill (Bill) published its report on the draft Bill following pre-legislative scrutiny.

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Legal update

21 May 2019 The risks of 'accidentally' exchanging contracts

The recent case of Alexander Kuznetsov and London Borough of Camden serves as a reminder of the fundamental elements of a property sale contract and the risks of unintentionally exchanging contracts.

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