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Property owner liable for business rates when property fell unoccupied following liquidation of tenants, rules High Court

A property fund group face a near £600,000 business rates bill in Birmingham after the council in the area won a High Court ruling relating to liability for business rates due following liquidation of the tenants of a property in the city. 16 Jul 2014

Court of Appeal: landlord entitled to refuse new lease due to tenant's failure to allow access

A landlord was entitled to refuse to grant a new tenancy to a commercial tenant due to that tenant's "substantial breach" of provisions in the lease allowing the landlord to access and inspect the property regularly, the Court of Appeal in England has said.... 09 Jul 2014

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Supreme Court confirms that privatised utilities can continue to rely on pre-privatisation discharge rights

A company that provides statutory sewerage services can continue to rely on rights in existence before it was privatised in order to discharge water and treated sewage into private watercourses, the UK's highest court has confirmed. 02 Jul 2014

Residents' use of land was permitted by local authority, so not protected by village green laws, rules Supreme Court

Use by local residents of a public playing field was not protected by town and village green (TVG) legislation because the right to use the land was established specifically by the local authority and not because of long-standing tradition, the UK's highest... 22 May 2014

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