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October 25, 2018 Can a licensing authority place limits on what sort of person can occupy a house of multiple occupation? Yes, rules the Supreme Court.

Alistair Cantor considers the recent decision of the Supreme Court in Nottingham City Council v Parr [2018] UKSC 51, which conclusively establishes licensing authorities’ powers to limit HMOs occupation to certain classes of person through use of licensing conditions under the Housing Act 2004.  References in bold square brackets are to paragraphs of the Supreme […]

September 20, 2018 Toby Bishop summarises the recent judgment in Re Bhusate (deceased) [2018] EWHC 2362 (Ch)

Toby Bishop summarises Re. Kashinath Bhusate (deceased) [2018] EWHC 2362 (Ch) in which Chief Master Marsh delivered welcome guidance for estates, trusts and property lawyers on three issues: (1) whether the inferred and imputed common intention constructive trust analysis extends beyond the domestic consumer context to matters following an intestacy; (2) what the limitation period is […]

September 10, 2018 Is HHJ Dight’s decision in Murdoch v Amesbury, that the FtT has no jurisdiction to resolve boundary disputes on an application to determine a boundary, good law ? No, says Morgan J in Lowe v William Davis Limited [2018] UKUT 0206 (TCC).

I have been keeping a close eye on this one, for reasons which will be obvious if you read the judgment! The jurisdiction of the Land Registration Division of the FtT is limited by the scope of ‘the matter’ referred to it by HM Land Registry. HHJ Dight’s decision in Murdoch v Amesbury [2016] UKUT […]