Cases: Land Law

Jones v Kernot [2011] UKSC 53

Jones v Kernot [2011] UKSC 53 is an important English Land Law case concerning Co-Ownership and Trust of Land. Facts: The parties in this case were a couple who had two children together. Ms Jones had paid £30,000, with a £6,000 deposit exclusively from her previous home. Importantly, they did not discuss their beneficial shares….

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Nemcova v Fairfield Rents Ltd [2016] UKUT 303 (LC)

    Nemcova v Fairfield Rents Ltd [2016] concerned alleged breach of the lease agreement on account of not using a flat as private property.   The case summary contains 413 words. Keywords: Landlord and tenant – Lease – Airbnb – Private residence – Property – Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 – Permanent occupation…

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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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