Cases: Land Law

White v Taylor (No.2) [1969] 1 Ch. 150 

White v Taylor (No.2) [1969] 1 Ch. 150 is a Land Law case concerning Proprietary Estoppel.    Facts: In White v Taylor (No.2) [1969] 1 Ch. 150, the alienation of grazing rights for a fixed number of beasts cannot prejudice the residual interest of the owner of the servient common. Furthermore, whoever the grazing right…

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Thompson v Earthy [1951] 2 K.B. 596

Thompson v Earthy [1951] 2 K.B. 596 is a Land Law case concerning Licences.  Facts: In Thompson v Earthy [1951] 2 K.B. 596, a family lived in a house which was their matrimonial home. In 1946, the justices found the husband guilty of desertion. However, they made a maintenance order for less than they would…

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Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society v Hillsborough [1989] 1 W.L.R. 1101

Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society v Hillsborough [1989] 1 W.L.R. 1101 is a Land Law case concerning Restrictive Covenants.    Facts: In Jamaica Mutual Life Assurance Society v Hillsborough [1989] 1 W.L.R. 1101, J wished to develop land as a multi-unit residential complex. Furthermore, J applied for a declaration as to whether certain restrictive covenants affected…

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P&A Swift Investments v Combined English Stores Group Plc [1989] AC 632

P&A Swift Investments v Combined English Stores Group Plc [1989] AC 632 is a Commercial Property Law case concerning the Enforcement of Covenants. Facts:  In P&A Swift Investments v Combined English Stores Group Plc [1989] AC 632, the Landlord leased the premises to the Tenant (Defendant). The Landlord went into liquidation. Consequently, the Tenant decided…

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Cardshops Ltd v Davies [1971] 1 WLR 591

Cardshops Ltd v Davies [1971] 1 WLR 591 is a Land Law case. It concerns an issue of lease assignment.   Facts: Tenants who wanted to bail out of an original business lease of 11 years. The lease contained a covenant against assignment without consent and, therefore, the tenant needed the landlords’ consent in order…

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