Canwell Estate Co Ltd v Smith Brothers Farms Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted March 6th, 2012 in appeals, law reports, rent, restrictive covenants by sally

Canwell Estate Co Ltd v Smith Brothers Farms Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 237; [2012] WLR (D) 59

“The prohibition introduced by the Rentcharges Act 1977 against creation of new rentcharges by a rent owner against a landowner did not apply to the creation of a rentcharge incorporated in a transfer made in 1990 the amount of which was calculated annually as a fixed proportion of the claimant’s costs, expenses and outgoings incurred in fulfilling its obligations under a covenant to cleanse, repair, maintain and as often as might be reasonably necessary renew, inter alia, all the roads on an estate, even though part of such service extended to land which was not owned by the party liable to pay the charge and to roads over which he had no right of way.”

WLR Daily, 2nd March 2012