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No general rule as to whether subsoil demised (Gorst v Knight)

Published on: 03 April 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • No general rule as to whether subsoil demised (Gorst v Knight)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the issue involved?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • What was the court’s reasoning?
  • Freeholder—presumption of ownership of airspace and subsoil
  • Application of the presumption to a demise
  • The demise in the case
  • What was the result?
  • More...

Article summary

Property analysis: The court decided that the subsoil of a maisonette was not demised with it. In doing so, it confirmed there was no general presumption as to whether or not a leasehold demise includes the subsoil. It depends on the particular facts. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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