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Is an unlawfully converted commercial premises a house?

They are still at it in the higher courts arguing about whether a variety of different types premises could qualify as a house reasonably so called under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967, so as to allow the tenant to forcibly … Continue reading

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From what is a house to what is a flat?

Last year was the year of the house after the decisions in Day v Hosebay Limited / Howard de Walden v Lexgorge Limited and the early signs are that this could be the year of the flat after a decision … Continue reading

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Offices and hotels are not houses!

Occasionally lawyers and the legal press get very excited about something that to the oridnary man on the street would be obvious.  The recent Supreme Court decision in the long standing cases Day v Hosebay Ltd and Howard de Walden … Continue reading

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Is a serving a fresh notice an abuse of process?

The answer to this question in the recent case of Westbrook Dolphin Square Ltd v Friends Provident Life and Pensions Ltd [2011] EWHC 2302 (Ch) has suggested that in certain circumstances serving a new enfranchisement notice (under section 13 of the … Continue reading

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ALEP Conference – Feedback

Having had a few days to reflect upon the Association of Leasehold Enfranchisement Professionals Autumn Conference, I thought that it was productive afternoon and it was interesting to see the number and variety of practitioners specialising in this area of … Continue reading

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Bumper results for the Cadogan Estate

The Cadogan Estate owns a sizeable part of some of the most expensive real estate in London.  Those of you familiar with some of the leading cases connected with the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 will recognise … Continue reading

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How do you know when terms are agreed?

If you are involved in the extension of your lease or the acquisition of your freehold under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you may be familiar with the phrase “the Principal Terms of Acquisition”.  This is … Continue reading

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