Case NewsCatch up on the big legal cases affecting the property markets from the UK and Europe.
The Kallakis Case
The message An advance rental payment did not require protection as a deposit under statute.
The message: the court is giving useful guidance to surveyors over terminal dilapidations claims.
The pub operator JD Wetherspoon has said today that will accept a payment of £400,000 to settle a legal claim.
Former director goes to employment tribunal as police drop investigation
The message: Damages for breach of a property sale contract may take account of post-breach events.
The message: Registered titles can be altered to restore title to victims of fraudulent transfers
Lawyers acting on behalf of the Serious Fraud Office have filed their defence against the £200m lawsuit submitted by Vincent Tchenguiz.
The message: landlords will be fined if they do not provide tenants with required information for residential deposits
The message: Allowing occupation may not constitute parting with possession.
The message: Will lenders and valuers learn from their mistakes?
The High Court has prevented a charity from installing wi-fi transmitters in properties as a way of avoiding business rates.
The message: existing registered land owners cannot also acquire title to their land based on adverse possession.
The message Failure to respond or negotiate before proceedings can prove costly.
The message The court will not allow a stalemate to arise.
The message: residential property owners owe limited duties to purchasers.
As Robert Tchenguiz prepares to return to MIPIM, he talks to Mike Phillips about how his arrest and investigation by the SFO changed his life — and his next big deal.
The message The national need for renewable energy does not take priority over planning considerations.
The case: The High Court has considered whether a landlord that has entered into an agreement to grant a lease can lawfully sell the property and pass the obligations on to the purchaser, in Ridgewood Properties Group vs Valero Energy (30.01.13).
The City of London Police is still investigating the former CBRE director Matt Pullen, who was arrested on suspicion of rape in October 2012.
The message: Property compromise agreements may be oral even if they have a disposing effect, provided they do not have a disposing purpose.