Property case tracker—2020 [Archived]

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Property case tracker—2020 [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

The Property case tracker is a list of key judgments from 2020 which we consider to be relevant to property lawyers. Cases are listed in reverse chronological order.

The tracker employs the following definitions:

  1. AST: assured shorthold tenancy;

  2. FTT: First-tier Tribunal;

  3. HMO: house in multiple occupation;

  4. NPPF: National Planning Policy Framework;

  5. RRO: rent repayment order;

  6. RTM: right to manage;

  7. TCC: Technology and Construction Court;

  8. UT: Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber);

  9. VTE: Valuation Tribunal for England

See also the Property key future developments tracker, which tracks the progress and outcome of appeal cases, whereas this document provides a summary of all cases that we consider relevant to property lawyers.

See further: Property case tracker—2021.

December 2020

CaseJudgment dateSummary
R (on the application of Day) v Shropshire Council and another [2020] EWCA Civ 1751​23 December 2020Trusts of land: The Court of Appeal held that a statutory trust of open land ceased to have effect when the land to which it related was sold, even though that sale had been made in contravention of the statutory requirements as to giving notice and was thus unlawful—and where the local authority and purchaser had been unaware that the trust existed.
See News Analysis: A trust of open land for the benefit of the public does

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