Skupinski, Re Law of Property Act 1925: LT 30 Nov 2004

A covenant prevented new building other than for a garage. The owner proposed a three-car garage extension, but with a play-room above, for the applicant’s own use. The relevant property of the objector was not her own house, but consisted of a driveway, and a plot of land on which she hoped to be allowed to build a house. The development had proceeded without obtaining a modification. High Court proceedings for breach of the covenant were adjourned, at the appeal stage, to allow an application to the tribunal under section 84. The principle of modification was agreed, so that the only issue was compensation. The main issues were, first, the impact of the development on the objector’s property, and, secondly, whether she was entitled to compensation assessed, as she claimed, on the negotiated share basis.
Held: The President described the impact on her plot as ‘minimal’, and concluded that there should be no compensation.
[2004] EWLands LP – 34 – 2003
Law of Property Act 1925
England and Wales
CitedStokes v Cambridge Corporation LT 1961
The tribunal considered case concerned 5.1 ha of land with an assumption of planning permission for industrial development under Planning legislation. There was only one possible access over adjoining land in different ownership.
Held: When . .

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CitedWinter and Another v Traditional and Contemporary Contracts Ltd CA 7-Nov-2007
The land-owners applied for a variation of a restrictive covenant to allow them to put a second house on their plot. They had bought out the right of the original builder, but a neighbour also had the benefit of the covenant. They now appealed the . .

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Updated: 23 January 2021; Ref: scu.225825