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Severance – by email?

December 2021/January 2022 | Land

Conveyancing practitioners have to think about severing an equitable joint tenancy on a regular basis. It seems like a straightforward task, but comes with risk and long-lasting consequences if it is handled incorrectly. A useful article provides a reminder of the statutory provisions in relation to severance and goes on to consider the validity of …

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Listed building – curtilage

November 2021 | Land

‘There are some words or expressions which are like an elephant; its essence is difficult to put into words, but you know it when you see it. “Curtilage” is a word of that nature.’ So said Lady Justice Andrews in a recent CA case which considered, among other things, the meaning of the word ‘curtilage’. …

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Curtilage – consideration

November 2021 | Land

An interesting article considers the above case and a case involving a planning appeal centering on the meaning of ‘curtilage’. The law on curtilage-listed buildings comes from the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990, referred to in this article as the Listed Buildings Act 1990, and its predecessor legislation. Section 1(5) of the …

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