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Canal boats and the right to respect for the home (Jones v Canal & River Trust)

Canal boats and the right to respect for the home (Jones v Canal & River Trust)
Published on: 06 April 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Canal boats and the right to respect for the home (Jones v Canal & River Trust)
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  • What are the practical lessons of this decision for lawyers?

Article summary

Property analysis: Is the courts’ usual summary approach in social housing cases to defences based on the right to respect for the home also applicable when the home is a privately-owned boat on a canal? Rebecca Rees, senior associate in the property dispute team at Hugh James, explores the Court of Appeal’s decision in Jones v Canal & River Trust and explains why the case is useful for practitioners interested in eviction, possession and similar issues. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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