Category : Property

Developer must pay damages following contract dispute

 A developer who failed to co-operate in seeking additional planning permission for a proposed tower block has been ordered to pay damages to the company selling the site.

Tribunal modifies covenant relating to ‘one property per plot’

A tribunal has modified a covenant that prevented the building of more than one property per plot on a large estate.

Landlord wins dispute with local authority over students in HMO

The Court of Appeal has ruled in favour of a landlord who was in dispute with his local council over accommodation for students in two houses in multiple occupation (HMO).

Government plans to unlock more brownfield land for new homes

The government has announced new measures to speed up the development of derelict and unused land for new homes.

Developer allowed to build in country park despite opposition

 A developer has been granted planning permission for holiday lodges in a country park despite legal action by local objectors.

Tribunal overturns covenant restricting development on building plot

A landowner has succeeded in overturning a covenant that prevented the construction of more than one house on any plot of land in a residential area.

Landlord loses appeal over service charges for improvements

The Court of Appeal has ruled that a landlord was wrong to use service charges to recover the cost of improvements to a property.

Starter homes to be sold to first-time buyers at 20% discount

 The government has announced plans to build thousands of starter homes on brownfield sites across the country.

Developer must honour oral agreement to sell land to family

 A property developer has been told he must honour an oral agreement to sell some land to former friends despite falling out with them during the course of the transaction.

More than 220,000 home buyers have used Help to Buy

  The latest government figures show that more than 220,000 people have now used the various Help to Buy schemes to purchase a new home.

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