Watchdog bans rogue Land Registry and DVLA adverts – Daily Telegraph

Posted November 13th, 2013 in advertising, driving licences, internet, land registration, news by tracey

“Two more adverts have been banned as the ASA continues its battle with websites that give the impression of being ‘official.’ ”

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Daily Telegraph, 13th November 2013

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Elwood v Goodman and others – WLR Daily

Posted September 6th, 2013 in appeals, contracts, covenants, land registration, law reports, roads by tracey

Elwood v Goodman and others: [2013] EWCA Civ 1103;   [2013] WLR (D)  342

“The burden in equity of a positive covenant did not require to be registered in order to bind successors in title of the original covenantor.”

WLR Daily, 4th September 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

High Court allows invalid Bushfield Camp Village Green application to be retrospectively corrected after the deadline for application – OUT-LAW.com

Posted July 15th, 2013 in commons, land registration, news, planning, retrospectivity, time limits by sally

“Landowners have failed to overturn an application to register a disused military camp in Hampshire as a village green, after High Court judges ruled that retrospective corrections to an invalid application, after the time limits for the application, were permitted.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 12th July 2013

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Good Intentions are Not Enough: Thompson v Hurst – Family Law Week

Posted May 20th, 2013 in appeals, cohabitation, housing, land registration, mortgages, news by sally

“Sheila Hamilton Macdonald, barrister, examines the implications of the Court of Appeal judgment in Thompson v Hurst; a cohabitee property dispute in which the property had been registered in the name of only one of the cohabitees.”

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Family Law Week, 16th May 2013

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Growth and Infrastructure Act contains some welcome changes to village green regime, says expert – OUT-LAW.com

“A new law will make it harder for residents to use town and village green (TVG) laws to oppose the development of land, an expert has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 1st May 2013

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A tricky path – New Law Journal

“The conveyancing profession has always had to walk a difficult line in carrying out its day-to-day activities in property transactions. Not only are conveyancers required to be expert in all aspects of property related law, but they have a duty of care to everyone in the transaction (or so it seems). It can easily be the case that, despite a firm’s intentions to act in their client’s best interests, under outcomes-focused regulation, they can still be held liable for issues that arise. This responsibility, coupled with increasing regulation and compliance requirements, downward pressure on fees and on-going problems with access to lender panels, makes the conveyancing landscape more than a little challenging.”

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New Law Journal, 18th April 2013

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Parshall v Hackney – WLR daily

Posted March 28th, 2013 in appeals, land registration, law reports, limitations by tracey

Parshall v Hackney: [2013] EWCA Civ 240;   [2013] WLR (D)  124

“Where land was concurrently registered under two different titles, neither owner could be in adverse possession of the land for the purposes of the Limitation Act 1980 since such possession would not be unlawful.”

WLR Daily, 26th March 2013

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Swan Housing Association Ltd v Gill – WLR Daily

Swan Housing Association Ltd v Gill: [2012] EWHC 3129 (QB);   [2012] WLR (D)  325

“A tenant facing anti-social behaviour injunction proceedings was not prevented from applying to register his possessory title with the land registry by virtue of paragraph 1(3) of Schedule 6 to the Land Registration Act 2002.”

WLR Daily, 7th November 2012

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Yeates and another v Line and another – WLR Daily

Yeates and another v Line and another [2012] EWHC 3085 (Ch); [2012] WLR (D) 319

“An oral compromise agreement was not void by virtue of section 2(1) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 merely because it had a disposing effect. The compromise agreement was not an agreement for ‘the sale or other disposition of an interest in land’ within the meaning of section 2(1), so that despite being oral it was a valid contract.”

WLR Daily, 12th November 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Cohabitation and Trusts of Land Update – Zenith Chambers

Posted July 3rd, 2012 in cohabitation, land registration, news, trusts by sally

“The purpose of this article is to consider the law of constructive trusts following Jones v. Kernott [2011] UKSC 53, judgment given on 9th November 2011, insofar as it relates to the purchase of property primarily by cohabitants.”

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Zenith Chambers, 27th June 2012

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Businesses will be able to challenge supermarkets’ potentially uncompetitive land use restrictions – OUT-LAW.com

Posted June 21st, 2012 in competition, land registration, news, restrictive covenants by sally

“Businesses will be able to challenge land use restrictions put in place by major supermarkets to limit local competition from rival grocery outlets, the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has announced.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 20th June 2012

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Cherry Tree Investments Ltd v Landmain Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 7th, 2012 in appeals, land registration, law reports, sale of land by sally

Cherry Tree Investments Ltd v Landmain Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 736; [2012] WLR (D) 170

“Where it was alleged that a registered charge included an extended power of sale which was included in a facility agreement but was not referred to in the charge, the correct approach was to bring a properly pleaded and proved claim for rectification of the charge, not to seek to apply a ‘corrective construction’ of the charge by reference to extrinsic material.”

WLR Daily, 31st May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Cherry Tree Investments Ltd v Landmain Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted June 6th, 2012 in appeals, contracts, land registration, law reports, rectification by sally

Cherry Tree Investments Ltd v Landmain Ltd [2012] EWCA Civ 736; [2012] WLR (D) 170

“Where it was alleged that a registered charge included an extended power of sale which was included in a facility agreement but was not referred to in the charge, the correct approach was to bring a properly pleaded and proved claim for rectification of the charge, not to seek to apply a ‘corrective construction’ of the charge by reference to extrinsic material.”

WLR Daily, 31st May 2012

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Villagers lose High Court battle against ‘lord of the manor’ banker – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 19th, 2012 in commons, costs, land registration, news by tracey

“A group of villagers was yesterday left with a six-figure legal costs bill after losing a court battle with a retired banker who styled himself lord of the manor.”

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Daily Telegraph, 18th April 2012

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No smoke without fire – New Square Chambers

Posted January 24th, 2012 in fire, housing, insurance, land registration, news by sally

“It is well known that on exchange of contracts for the purchase of land, title to the property vests in the buyer in equity, so that the buyer is immediately at risk if there is damage to the property. This can be a trap. If, for example, the property is damaged by fire between exchange and completion, the buyer is bound to complete without reduction in price: Poole v Adams (1864) 10 LT 287.”

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New Square Chambers, January 2012

Source: www.newsquarechambers.co.uk

Leeds Group plc v Leeds City Council (No 2) Regina (Leeds Group plc) v Leeds City Council (No 2) – WLR Daily

Leeds Group plc v Leeds City Council (No 2); Regina (Leeds Group plc) v Leeds City Council (No 2) [2011] EWCA Civ 1447; [2011] WLR (D) 347

“Sections 98 and 103(2) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000, which inserted subsection (1A) into section 22 of the Commons Registration Act 1965, thereby amending the definition of town or village green, were clear and unambiguous and the new policy in subsection (1A) applied in its entirety to all applications to register land as a town or village green made on or after 30 January 2001. If the impact of the new policy as a whole was considered it had been prospective, not retrospective, in its effect when enacted on 30 November 2000.”

WLR Daily, 2nd December 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Zarb and another v Parry and another – WLR Daily

Posted November 18th, 2011 in adverse possession, land registration, law reports by tracey

Zarb and another v Parry and another: [2011] EWCA Civ 1306;  [2011] WLR (D)  331

“To defeat a claim to title to land by adverse possession under the Land Registration Act 2002 on the basis of an interruption which stopped time running, the paper title owner was required to show possession to the exclusion of the person claiming adverse possession.”

WLR Daily, 15th November 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Geoffrey Boycott launches £1m claim against lawyers over property deal – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 13th, 2011 in land registration, law firms, legal history, negligence, news, time limits by tracey

“Geoffrey Boycott, the former Yorkshire and England cricketer, launched a £1m-plus claim against lawyers he says let him down on a property deal.”

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Daily Telegraph, 12th October 2011

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The HM Land Registry Day List – Where real time meets Judicial power to act retrospectively – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted September 7th, 2011 in land registration, lists, news, retrospectivity by sally

“The High Court retains control of the Day List of applications at the Land Registry. Retrospective reinstatement can be ordered but ordinarily will not be where a third party interest has since arisen.”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 5th September 2011

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

Swift 1st Ltd v Colin and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 29th, 2011 in land registration, law reports, mortgages, sale of land by tracey

Swift 1st Ltd v Colin and others [2011] WLR (D)  262

“The holder of a charge over a property had full power of sale under the Law of Property Act 1925 irrespective of the fact that the charge had not been substantially registered. All that was required to exercise that power was for the mortgage to have been executed by deed.”

WLR Daily, 27th July 2011

Source: www.iclr.co.uk