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Option to purchase – deposit

February 2024 | Land

The HC has heard a case involving the payment of a deposit on the exercise of an option. The facts were thus: ‘2. The claimant is the tenant under three separate leases of commercial premises at Bilsthorpe, Canvey Island, and Billingham, each for terms of ten years from and including 14 June 2013. The first …

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Consultation – land ownership and trusts

February 2024 | Land

We do not usually give details of government consultations, but one announced by the DLUHC is of great significance to property practitioners, so it is worth a mention. The consultation is entitled ‘Transparency of land ownership involving trusts consultation’ and seeks views on improving transparency of land ownership involving trusts. It seeks specific views on …

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Parking easement – becomes legal

February 2024 | Land

The CA has heard a case which will be of interest to property and land lawyers. The facts are thus: ‘1. This appeal is concerned with the proper interpretation of a reservation of rights clause in a head lease. The underlying dispute is about car parking. 2. The Appellants are the owners of long leases …

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