Property case tracker—2021
Property case tracker—2021

The following Property practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Property case tracker—2021
  • April 2021
  • March 2021
  • February 2021
  • January 2021

Property case tracker—2021

The Property case tracker is a list of key judgments from 2021 which we consider 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—2020 [Archived].

April 2021

CaseJudgment dateSummary
Lizzium Ltd (a company incorporated in Jersey) v Crown Estate Commissioners [2021] EWHC 941 (Ch)27 April 2021Property insolvency—escheat: The court adopted a strict approach when interpreting the scope of the power to make vesting orders under section 181 of the Law of Property Act 1925. It held that the power is only available to those who had a legal right or entitlement to land as at the date of a company’s dissolution.
See News Analysis: A strict approach to vesting orders over land (Lizzium Ltd v Crown Estate Commissioners).
Savage v 60 Kent Road (Maintenance) Ltd [2021] UKUT 102 (LC)26 April 2021Discharging/modifying restrictive covenant: The applicant freehold
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