- Canal boats and the right to respect for the home (Jones v Canal & River Trust)
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- What was the background to the case?
- What issues arose for the Court of Appeal’s consideration?
- What did the court decide and why?
- Does the decision help clarify the law in this area?
- How does the decision fit in with other developments in this area of law?
- What are the practical lessons of this decision for lawyers?
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.
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