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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Posted in Real Estate News

Frack to the drawing board?

Landowners in the South Downs National Park have hit the headlines recently with their opposition to controversial shale gas exploration in the area. In this blog we ask – have the objectors managed to find a way to plug the shale gas well before drilling starts? The actions of this local community are as a

Posted in Case Updates

Guarantor pays nothing in DIY store case

The recent Court of Appeal case involving Topland Limited and Smiths News Trading Limited was a salutary lesson about the strict rules that protect guarantors and the perils of forgetting them.  The facts of the case were relatively simple:  Topland owned a commercial property, leased to the rather aptly named Payless DIY Ltd, which became

Posted in Planning

Deregistration of town and village greens – good news for landowners

The Supreme Court has recently made an important ruling on when the register of town and village greens (TVGs) can be rectified to remove land erroneously registered (Adamson and others v Paddico (267) Limited and Mrs Gill Taylor v Betterment Properties (Weymouth) Limited [2014] UK SC7).  Given that the registration of land as a TVG