Woodbury (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 forward, rearward or lateral movement.
Held: But for the explicit provisions of the Act, the installation would have been rateable, even though the boat was a chattel.


[1989] RA 381 (LT)


Port of London Act 1968 178(1)

Cited by:

Appeal fromWestminster 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 . .
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Updated: 28 April 2022; Ref: scu.181045