25/07/2008

Mentioned in dispatches

A couple of cases came up today, one at the Court of Appeal, one Judicial Review, that are of marginal or tangential relevance to housing law, but may well be of interest to some. I’m not doing reports but the cases are:

Liverpool City Council, R (on the application of) v London Borough of Hillingdon [2008] EWHC 1702 (Admin) on when and more specifically where a local authority’s duty to a ‘vulnerable young person’ arise under Children Act 1989. At issue was which local authority owed a duty where there was an initial refusal to accept the person was under 18 by one local authority and an intervening detention as asylum seeker, before release to the emergency care of another authority. The factual history is quite extraordinary. [Edit 28/7. Garden Court North have a useful commentary here]

Goldeagle Properties Ltd v Thornbury Court Ltd (Rev 1) [2008] EWCA Civ 864 on leasehold enfranchisement and specifically the notice period for applying to the Court for an order vesting interests in the nominee purchaser or deeming the notice withdrawn after an LVT determination pursuant to s.24 Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993.

Giles Peaker is a solicitor and partner in the Housing and Public Law team at Anthony Gold Solicitors in South London. You can find him on Linkedin and on Twitter. Known as NL round these parts.

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