Injunctions and trespass: Urban explorers and stunt bikers

Injunctions and trespass: Urban explorers and stunt bikers

Sometimes, a possession order is not much use for getting rid of trespassers. Injunctions are more use than possession orders in a number of situations. For example, there will be places such as shopping centres where law abiding members of the public are welcome, and...
Liability for Japanese knotweed

Liability for Japanese knotweed

Waistell & Williams v Network Rail Infrastructure Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 1514 Judgment was handed down by the Court of Appeal in this case on 3 July 2018. Japanese knotweed is a pernicious weed and natural hazard. The hair-like rhizomes of the plant are extremely...
Subletting of flats held on long leases

Subletting of flats held on long leases

Colman Coyle act for the landlord of a block of flats in this case which is currently before the Court of Appeal. The lease of one of the flats contained a covenant “not to use the property otherwise than as a single private dwelling house in the occupation of the...
Subletting of flats held on long leases

Tenants’ Rights of First Refusal

Where a landlord sells or disposes of a freehold interest, leasehold tenants may qualify for the right of ‘first refusal’ to buy the freehold. This arises under Section 6 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987. Where the tenants qualify, the landlord must serve a notice...
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