Property and Land Law Cases

Compromise agreement avoids substantial Court costs

Paul acted on a direct access basis for the association of leaseholder/chalet owners in a holiday park subject to restrictions on when the chalets could be used (for ‘holiday use only’ for 37 weeks per annum. The chalet owners sought a variation of their leases to allow year-round holiday use, which was opposed by the Continue reading

Possession Order, rent arrears and costs awarded

Paul acted, on a direct access basis, for a landlord who had been duped into signing duplicate tenancy agreements for a father and daughter who had then run up arrears of rent over an eighteen-month period. Previous proceedings seeking possession had failed as a result of issues arising from the duplicate agreements and the tenant’s Continue reading

Defending against a demolition injunction

Paul was instructed by a client defending a High Court claim for an injunction which sought the demolition of a recently built house, and damages. A neighbour (the previous owner of the site) sought to rely on Restrictive Covenants in the Transfer restricting the size, siting and fabric of a property as well as the Continue reading

Successfully defending a claim for a share of a property

Holly’s client owned a property in which he had allowed his daughter and grandchildren to live rent-free for 20 years. The daughter’s partner, the Claimant, had lived there alongside the family. He had undertaken extensive works to the property, including the building of extensions, which had increased its value. The Defendant’s daughter had passed away, Continue reading

Disability discrimination claim rejected

Holly represented a Local Authority housing provider which was concerned about the anti-social behaviour of some of its tenants. She was asked to draft the claim, advise on issues of procedure and evidence, and attend hearings. The tenants were vulnerable and claimed that they had been discriminated against because they are disabled. This claim was Continue reading