The Court of Appeal has considered a landlord’s opposition to the lease renewal, of a business tenancy protected under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954), on the basis of disrepair and breaches of covenant.
A conveyance gifting a plot of land contained a parcel clause that was unclear as to the boundaries. The Court of Appeal applied Liaquat Ali v Robert Lane  EWCA Civ 1532 and used the subsequent conduct of one of the original parties to the conveyance as evidence of the parties’ intentions. (Norman and another v Sparling  EWCA Civ 1152.)
The Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal, and upheld a judge’s decision that an expert determination was not valid or enforceable.
Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Payments) Regulations 2013: property aspects.
On appeal from the Central London County Court, Akenhead J in the Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has held that, on the facts, a deed entered into by the parties to address issues arising from the building owner’s development governed the parties’ dispute, not the dispute resolution provisions in section 10 of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996 (PWA 1996).
The High Court has held that a conclusive evidence clause in a deed purporting to be an indemnity indicated that the liability of the indemnifier under the deed was a primary liability – the deed was therefore an indemnity, not a guarantee.
Right to collective enfranchisement of garden and parking spaces, and scope of LVT’s discretion (Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)).
The Court of Appeal has overturned the first instance decision in Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services Trust Company (Jersey) Ltd and another  EWHC 1279 (Ch).
The High Court has considered the effect, on a claim for adverse possession of registered land, of section 144 of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012, which makes it a criminal offence to trespass by “living” in a residential building.
The High Court has considered the meaning of a clause which transferred the benefit of “all advantages of a continuous nature” enjoyed by a property and whether this could include rights of way.