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Timmins v Moreland Street Property Co Ltd: CA 1958

The Court considered the effect of a note or memorandum evidencing the sale of a property where it was described as ‘6,8 and 41, Boundary Street, Shoreditch (freehold).’ It was sought to connect the signature on a purchaser’s deposit cheque with an unsigned memorandum that stated the terms of the contract. Held: Jenkins LJ said: … Continue reading Timmins v Moreland Street Property Co Ltd: CA 1958

Halliard Property Co Ltd v Jack Segal Ltd: 1978

The court considered a proviso for re-entry that: ‘forfeiture on the bankruptcy of the lessee is considered as a case of breach of condition.’ Held: It was clearly a condition rather than a mere covenant of the original protected tenancy that the tenant should not become a bankrupt and this condition had been broken by … Continue reading Halliard Property Co Ltd v Jack Segal Ltd: 1978

Pfeiffer GmbH v Arbuthnot Factors Limited: 1988

Section 136 by its terms preserves the equitable rule that the debtor can rely on any rights of set-off which arose before he had notice of assignment . Citations: [1988] 1WLR 150 Statutes: Law of Property Act 1925 136 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Cited by: Cited – Edlington Properties Limited v J H Fenner and … Continue reading Pfeiffer GmbH v Arbuthnot Factors Limited: 1988

Church Commissioners for England v Ve-Ri-Best Manfacturing Co Ltd: 1956

The lease provided for re-entry for breach of covenant. The landlord served a notice requiring repairs and payment of compensation on both the tenant and the mortgagee. The mortgagees served a counter-notice, and the landlord proceeded against the tenant alone. The tenant argued that the counter-notice operated to trigger the requirement for proceedings to begin … Continue reading Church Commissioners for England v Ve-Ri-Best Manfacturing Co Ltd: 1956

James Hall and Company (Property) Ltd v Maughan and Others, Re The Aclet (Restrictive Covenants): UTLC 8 Jun 2017

RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS – Discharge – pub on housing estate – restriction on use to hotelier and licensed victualler – objectors seeking to keep pub open – possibility of pub closing – held that the restriction does not secure practical benefits to the objectors – Tribunal’s discretion to modify – application allowed – Law of Property … Continue reading James Hall and Company (Property) Ltd v Maughan and Others, Re The Aclet (Restrictive Covenants): UTLC 8 Jun 2017

James Hall and Company (Property) Ltd v Maughan and Others: UTLC 14 Nov 2016

UTLC RESTRICTIVE COVENANT – Law of Property Act 1925 section 84 — whether persons appearing entitled to benefit of restrictive covenant so as to be admitted to oppose application to discharge it – section 84(3A) [2016] UKUT 513 (LC) Bailii Law of Property Act 1925 84 England and Wales Land Updated: 26 January 2022; Ref: … Continue reading James Hall and Company (Property) Ltd v Maughan and Others: UTLC 14 Nov 2016

St Marylebone Property Co Ltd v Fairweather: HL 16 Apr 1962

To defeat a defence of adverse possession, the plaintiff must succeed in an action which itself had been commenced within the twelve year period. A squatter does not succeed to the title that he has disturbed: by sufficiently long adverse possession he obtains a title of his own, but ‘his possession only defeats the rights … Continue reading St Marylebone Property Co Ltd v Fairweather: HL 16 Apr 1962

McCausland and Another v Duncan Lawrie Ltd and Another: CA 18 Jun 1996

The parties entered into a written contract for the sale of land which, in error, provided for completion on a Sunday. The parties varied the date to the Friday but did not execute a new contract which would comply with section 2(1) of the 1989 Act. Time was not initially of the essence of the … Continue reading McCausland and Another v Duncan Lawrie Ltd and Another: CA 18 Jun 1996

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In re Robins: LT 16 Feb 2005

RESTRICTIVE COVENANT – preliminary issue – whether restriction imposed under a disposition made gratuitously – Law of Property Act 1925 s 84(7) – applicant held not entitled to apply under s 84(1) . .

Ward v Ward and Greene: 1980

It was argued that in order for the court fully to flex its powers at final hearing under section 23 and section 24 MCA 1973, it was necessary to issue a separate application under the MWPA 1882 (or the Law of Property Act 1925). . .

Barclays Bank Plc v Hendricks and Another: ChD 3 Nov 1995

The wife was co-owner of the family home. Her husband owed money to the bank. He separated from his wife and left the matrimonial home moving to another house owned by the wife. The bank obtained a charging order absolute against the husband’s interest in the matrimonial home and then sought an order under section … Continue reading Barclays Bank Plc v Hendricks and Another: ChD 3 Nov 1995

Boots the Chemist Ltd v Street: 1983

The plaintiff sought rectification of its lease. Held: The court ordered rectfication applying section 63(1): ‘I need not read any further. But [Counsel] submits, I think rightly so, that under that provision the transfer, which was a transfer of the freehold reversion, subject, of course, to the lease, from the original landlords to the present … Continue reading Boots the Chemist Ltd v Street: 1983

Escalus Properties Ltd v Robinson and Others; Same v Dennis and Others Etc: CA 11 May 1995

Mortgagee is entitled to relief against forfeiture retrospectively. Sub-tenants and mortgagees can also apply for relief under s 146(2). Citations: Gazette 11-May-1995, [1996] QB 231 Statutes: Law of Property Act 1925 146(2) Jurisdiction: England and Wales Landlord and Tenant Updated: 14 May 2022; Ref: scu.80364

Daulia Ltd v Four Millbank Nominees Ltd: 1978

In a contract the Defendants promised certain properties to whoever first arrived with the requisite draft contract and bankers drafts. The Plaintiffs did. Held: They failed in their claim. It involved a unilateral contract and the Defendants’ oral promises was expressly made subject to contract, but the Court decided the dispute by reference to the … Continue reading Daulia Ltd v Four Millbank Nominees Ltd: 1978

Schiffahrtsgesellschaft Detlev von Appen GmbH v Voest Alpine Intertrading GmbH (‘The Jay Bola’): CA 1997

The insurance company claimant had insured a cargo under a voyage charter made by the defendant as charterer with the claimant as time charterer and disponent owner of the vessel. The charter had an arbitration clause. The cargo was damaged in a fire and steps taken to extinguish it. The insurers began proceedings in Brazil … Continue reading Schiffahrtsgesellschaft Detlev von Appen GmbH v Voest Alpine Intertrading GmbH (‘The Jay Bola’): CA 1997

Kenneth Starling v Lloyds TSB Bank plc: CA 10 Nov 1999

The setting aside of the statutory power of a mortgagor in possession to grant a lease, by the mortgage itself did not create in the lender a duty of good faith properly to consider a request from the mortgagor for permission to let the property. It was wrong to attempt to import such a duty … Continue reading Kenneth Starling v Lloyds TSB Bank plc: CA 10 Nov 1999

Broomleigh Housing Association Ltd v Hughes: ChD 26 Nov 1999

A landlord could recover under the service charge the full cost of works of repair to the outside of premises even though part of the works had been undertaken by the tenant, for which breach a waiver had been given, and even though other tenants having carried out similar works had had an allowance given … Continue reading Broomleigh Housing Association Ltd v Hughes: ChD 26 Nov 1999

Berkshire Capital Funding Ltd v Street et Al: CA 27 May 1999

Rights of a first lender to grant tenancies must be respected, and override the rights of a second mortgagee to possession. A mortgagee in possession has full power to grant a tenancy. A mortgagee is not limited by the section. Citations: Times 27-May-1999 Statutes: Law of Property Act 1925 99 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Land … Continue reading Berkshire Capital Funding Ltd v Street et Al: CA 27 May 1999

Cole v Rose: 1978

The vendor had purported to rescind the contract and retain the deposit, while selling to another purchaser at a higher price. Held: The purchaser was entitled to return of the deposit, because the notice to complete had been ineffective. After referring to Schindler, Mervin Davies J said: ‘With those observations in mind, it seems that … Continue reading Cole v Rose: 1978

Bland v Ingrams Estates Ltd and Others (1): CA 18 Jan 2001

An equitable charge of a lease has standing to apply to court for relief from forfeiture for non-payment of rent, where the tenant did not himself seek relief, but only indirectly on the basis that the lessee and chargor has a duty to take reasonable steps to preserve the charge’s security. The tenant stands in … Continue reading Bland v Ingrams Estates Ltd and Others (1): CA 18 Jan 2001

Spiro v Glencrown Properties Ltd and Another: ChD 1991

The court considered the nature of an option to buy land. Hoffman J said: ‘The granting of the option imposes no obligation upon the purchaser and an obligation upon the vendor which is contingent upon the exercise of the option. When the option is exercised, the vendor and purchaser come under obligations to perform as … Continue reading Spiro v Glencrown Properties Ltd and Another: ChD 1991

Chatsworth Estates Company v Fewell: 1931

The plaintiff sought to enforce a restrictive covenant against using a property ‘otherwise than as a private dwelling-house’. 30 years later the Defendant purchased the property and immediately started taking paying guests. The defendant had suggested that the covenants may be modified by the Lands Tribunal, but he made no application. Held: The area was … Continue reading Chatsworth Estates Company v Fewell: 1931

In re Miller’s Agreement, Uniacke v Attorney-General: ChD 1947

Two partners had covenanted with a retiring partner that on his death they would pay certain annuities to his daughters. The Revenue claimed estate duty. Held: The claim was rejected. The daughters were not parties to the agreement, and had no right to sue for their annuities. Whether they received them or not depended on … Continue reading In re Miller’s Agreement, Uniacke v Attorney-General: ChD 1947

Re Bromor Properties Limited: LT 1995

On an application to vary a restrictive covenant preventing further building, construction disturbance was treated as one of number of factors justifying refusal to modify. Judges: Mr Clarke Citations: [1995] 70 P and CR 569 Statutes: Law of Property Act 1925 84 Jurisdiction: England and Wales Citing: Applied – Re Tarhale Limited LT 1990 Two … Continue reading Re Bromor Properties Limited: LT 1995

Re Snaith and Dolding’s Application: LT 1995

The applicants sought modification of a covenant, to enable them to build a second house on a single plot within a building scheme. Held: ‘The position of the Tribunal is clear. Any application under section 84(1) must be determined upon the facts and merits of the particular case, and the Tribunal is unable to bind … Continue reading Re Snaith and Dolding’s Application: LT 1995

Twentieth Century Banking Corporation Ltd v Wilkinson: ChD 1977

Property was charged in 1973. The principal was be repayable in 1988 with interest. There was no provision by which a default made the power of sale exercisable or the advance repayable. When the borrower defaulted, the mortgagee had to apply to court for an order for sale in lieu of foreclosure under section 91(2) … Continue reading Twentieth Century Banking Corporation Ltd v Wilkinson: ChD 1977

Dimsdale Developments (South East) Ltd v De Haan: 1983

The court considered the interpretation of clauses allowing a notice to complete a contract for the sale of land. Godfrey QC said: ‘In my judgment this notice, served as it was under cover of the letter of November 10, 1981, referring to the National Conditions of Sale, and referring as it did to the contract … Continue reading Dimsdale Developments (South East) Ltd v De Haan: 1983

Blythe Corporation’s Application: 1962

A covenant required the purchasers to erect and maintain a chain link fence. Held: The covenant was a positive personal covenant between the original vendor and the original purchaser and was not a restrictive covenant. The Lands Tribunal declined jurisdiction to vary it under the section. Citations: (1962) 14 PLCR 56 Statutes: Law of Property … Continue reading Blythe Corporation’s Application: 1962

Pretoria Warehousing Co Ltd v Shelton: 1993

In a shopping centre, a tenant and its customers had acquired the right under s62 of the 1925 Act to use the concourse. The tenant was therefore entitled to an injunction to prevent the landlord further developing the concourse in such a way as to infringe those rights. Citations: [1993] EGCS 120 Statutes: Landlord and … Continue reading Pretoria Warehousing Co Ltd v Shelton: 1993

Regent Oil Co Ltd v JA Gregory (Hatch End) Ltd: CA 1966

No general distinction is to be drawn between the two types of mortgage and sub-mortgage. The court considered the practice for a mortgagor to attorn tenant to his mortgagee. The tenancy contained no covenants and was merely a device to give the mortgagee a right to obtain summary judgment for possession under the Small Tenements … Continue reading Regent Oil Co Ltd v JA Gregory (Hatch End) Ltd: CA 1966

Re Citro, Lloyds Bank plc v Byrne and Byrne, Abbey National plc v Moss and others and Barclays Bank plc v Hendricks: CA 1991

Trustees in bankruptcy of bankrupt husbands successfully appealed for the removal of provisos delaying the operation of orders for sale made under s30 in respect of each husband’s matrimonial home for the benefit of that husband’s wife who had been declared by the judge at first instance to be an equal owner with the husband … Continue reading Re Citro, Lloyds Bank plc v Byrne and Byrne, Abbey National plc v Moss and others and Barclays Bank plc v Hendricks: CA 1991