Westminster City Council v Woodbury (Valuation Officer) and the Yard Arm Club Ltd: CA 1 Nov 1992

A vessel, the Hispaniola was firmly fixed to moorings. The Council appealed a finding that it was exempt from inclusion in the rating list by the Act.
Held: The court found difficulty in the idea of lateral occupation by a chattel, or that occupation by a chattel was the right test, but even if it did, the occupation of the land was exempted under the Act. Appeal dismissed.


[1992] RA 1, [1992] RV 1, [1991] EGLR 173


Port of London Act 1968 178(1)


Appeal fromWoodbury (Valuation Officer) v The Yard Arm Club Ltd LT 1989
A vessel, The Hispaniola, was moored in the river to two steel piles called dolphins fore and aft, each embedded in the riverbed. The vessel was connected to the dolphins by steel horns which permitted it to rise and fall with the tide but prevented . .

Cited by:

CitedCurzon Berkeley Ltd, Regina (on Application of) v Bliss (Valuation Officer, London Westminster Group Inland Revenue) Admn 19-Dec-2001
The appellant sought to challenge rating entries in the non-domestic rating list, by way of judicial review. The application was out of time, but proceeded as a substantial review. The applicant said the entries were incurably defective in that they . .
CitedChelsea Yacht and Boat Club Ltd v Pope CA 6-Apr-2000
The tenant sought to assert that he occupied a houseboat, the Dinty Moore, under a tenancy of a dwellinghouse under the 1988 Act. The claimant appealed a decision that it was.
Held: A house-boat, even though used as a dwelling, did not have . .
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Updated: 28 April 2022; Ref: scu.181046