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The Court of Appeal has upheld an injunction over what was a relatively minor breach of a right to light, primarily because of the developer's poor conduct throughout the dispute. 12 Jul 2016
The courts do not need to have regard to the tenant of a private landlord's rights to respect for her home under human rights laws when issuing a possession order, the Supreme Court has confirmed. 16 Jun 2016
A break clause is a provision in a lease which enables either the landlord or the tenant, or both, to end the lease early.
A version of this guide first appeared in Estates Gazette
This guide was last updated in August 2011.
'Showhouses' on new housing developments are not 'dwellings' and should therefore be liable for business rates during the period that they are used as such, a Scottish court has ruled. 14 Jun 2016
It was enough for the owners of land used as a private car park to display signs to that effect, in order to prevent nearby shop owners acquiring parking rights through 20 years uninterrupted use "as of right", the Court of Appeal has ruled. 27 May 2016
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