The Electronic Communications Code – Flying lines and the Court’s power to impose agreement

The Digital Economy Act 2017 introduced a new Electronic Communications Code (“the ECC”) which took effect from 28 December 2017. The ECC grants statutory undertakers, such as BT or other service providers, the power to exercise rights over land provided that they comply with certain conditions and criteria.

Possession Proceedings and the Public Sector Equality Duty

In Powell v Dacorum Borough Council [2019] EWCA Civ 23 (24 January 2019) the Court of Appeal has considered the Public Sector Equality Duty (‘PSED’) under S. 149 Equality Act 2010 (‘EqA’) in the context of possession proceedings.

Land Registration: meaning of “mistake” permitting alteration of the register

Land Registration Act 2002, Sch. 4, para. 2(1)(a), enables the court to make an order altering the register to correct a mistake. Was the registration of a person as proprietor of a property, giving effect to a vesting order obtained on the basis of forged documents, a “mistake” for these purposes?

The Supreme Court gives us a new test of ‘intent’ under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954: S Franses Ltd v The Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd [2018] UKSC 62

The Supreme Court has handed down its landmark decision on the meaning of ‘intention’ in grounds F and G of section 30(1) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954, changing a test that has been essentially settled since the 1950s.

Right to buy seminar

With James Browne and Barbara Zeitler

A Knotty Issue – Knotweed Litigation

The presence of Japanese Knotweed is an ever increasing problem for anyone selling their property and for some other property owners.