Enforcing positive covenants

Cantrell v Wycombe District Council [2008] EWCA Civ 866 concerns enforcement of positive covenants by a Local Authority. In return for funds towards the purchase of another property, a housing association had granted the Council nomination rights to six properties, including the one at issue, the agreement was said to be made pursuant to s.609 Housing […]

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 […]

Just passing

I have been and remain extremely busy, but thankfully there has been nothing of significance to post about. I’m toying with a summary of the fascinating and now very, very lengthy comment thread on the Malcolm post, but that too will have to wait. While I am here, may I just say that probably the […]

Harry Potter's premises, 'what is a house?' and waivers

OK, so they are late. In fact so late that the Times has started to catch up. Finally, some brief comments on the three cases from last week. Majorstake Limited (Respondents) v Curtis (Appellant) [2008] UKHL 10. What constitutes a premises for the purposes of section 47(2)(b)(ii) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development […]

They'll have to wait

In a sudden rush we have: Court of Appeal: Greenwood Reversions Ltd. v World Environment Foundation Ltd. – and – Madhav Mehra [2008] EWCA Civ 47 on forfeiture of lease. House of Lords: Majorstake Limited (Respondents) v Curtis (Appellant) [2008] UKHL 10 on definition of premises in the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act […]