Property: Illegality Defence: Stoffel & Co v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42

Dominic Bright discusses the recent Supreme Court decision explaining how the new policy-based illegality defence applies in relation to the case of Stoffel and Co v Grondona [2020] UKSC 42.

Property: No reward for a cynical breach of a restrictive covenant

Adam Swirsky analyses the Supreme Court decision regarding a cynical disregard of a restrictive covenant in regards to the case of Millgate Developments Ltd and another v Alexander Devine Children’s Cancer Trust and another [2020] UKSC 45.

Property: Residential evictions: where are we now?

Oscar Davies gives an update on where we are currently with residential evictions, the general ban and its exceptions.

Property: Access to Social Housing and Discrimination: R (on the application of Z and another) v Hackney London Borough Council and another [2020] UKSC 40, 16 October 2020

Barbara Zeitler analyses the recent Supreme Court decision relating to social housing and discrimination in regard to the case of R (on the application of Z and another) v Hackney London Borough Council and another [2020] UKSC 40.

Property: RIGHT TO MANAGE: what constitutes a “separate dwelling”?

Winston Jacob briefly analyses the guidance provided by the President of the Upper Tribunal in Q Studios (Stoke) RTM Co Ltd v Premier Ground Rents No. 6 Ltd [2020] UKUT 197 (LC) as to when a separate set of premises is a “flat” and when it is “occupied, or intended to be occupied, for residential purposes” and therefore subject to the right to manage provisions of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

Property: Fixed Charge Receivers

Adam Swirsky discusses how one form of enforcement still available during the Covid-19 Pandemic is the appointment of a fixed charge receiver and what the receiver’s duties are in regard to the case of Centenary Homes -v- Liddell [2020] EWHC 1080.