Real estate disputes

Farmer’s compensation claims for losses caused by the pumping of floodwaters onto their land has been clarified

The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has clarified the circumstances in which a local authority will be liable to pay compensation to farmers for crop losses caused by floodwater being pumped onto their land and away from villages. The clarification will be of particular importance to farmers in the north of England following the recent severe floods

Intention to Redevelop under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

Under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (“the Act”), tenants of business premises have a statutory right to a new tenancy, save in seven situations specified under the Act, one of which arises where the landlord wishes to redevelop the property and can oppose the grant of a new tenancy. If the landlord intends to rely on this ground, it must prove its intention to redevelop to the satisfaction of the court.
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