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Preston and Newsom: Restrictive Covenants Affecting Freehold Land

Preston and Newsom: Restrictive Covenants Affecting Freehold Land
11th Edition
Series:  Property and Conveyancing Library
Practice Area:  Landlord & Tenant
ISBN:  9780414081222
Published by:  Sweet & Maxwell
Publication Date:  11 Nov 2020
Format:  eBook - ProView
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Preston and Newsom provides comprehensive guidance on the effect, enforcement, modification and removal of covenants restricting the use of freehold land. It also considers user covenants in leases, rent charges, easements, and other rights.
  • Explains how the benefit of covenants can pass to new owners and occupiers of benefited land
  • Explains when new owners and occupiers of registered and unregistered land should comply with restrictive covenants
  • Explains schemes of mutually enforceable restrictions
  • Considers the effect of user covenants in rent charges and easements
  • Gives practical advice on drafting effective restrictive covenants and schemes
  • Reviews numerous cases on the meaning of particular covenants
  • Applies important recent case law on the interpretation of legal documents to covenants
  • Considers powers of nominated persons to release restrictions and to approve plans
  • Considers what activities breach a wide variety of typical restrictions
  • Discusses the merits and risks of asking the court for an injunction
  • Explains recent legal developments about whether damages can be awarded instead of an injunction and what damages can be awarded
  • Explains the special court procedures for a universal declaration about whether a covenant continues to be effective; who is affected by it; and whether it prevents a particular project
  • Explains the power and judicial discretion of the Upper Tribunal to modify or terminate restrictions
  • Explains who can apply to the Tribunal and who can object
  • Explains the preliminary and hearing procedures of the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal
  • Explains the Tribunal’s special procedures in covenant proceedings
  • Explains how the titles of objectors can be challenged in the Upper Tribunal or in the courts
  • Considers in detail what sorts of restrictions can be modified in what circumstances
  • Reviews many Tribunal decisions and explains what compensation can be awarded
  • Explains how the Tribunal decides whether to award costs in covenant proceedings
  • Explains the criteria and procedure for appealing Upper Tribunal decisions
  • Considers other ways in which covenants can be altered, limited, suspended or ended
  • Has eight Appendices containing relevant statutes, procedural rules, practice directions, standard forms, practice statements and up-to-date tables of Upper Tribunal decisions from the last 10 years
  • Includes references to a variety of relevant court decisions and statutes in commonwealth jurisdiction
The 11th Edition substantially expands Preston and Newsom’s coverage of restrictive covenants, with particular attention to recent cases and developments, including:
  • Incorporates into the text, and two new Appendix tables, nearly 100 new Upper Tribunal and appeal decisions on section 84(1) applications
  • More detailed consideration of the most significant recent Tribunal decisions, including:-
    • Shaviram Normandy Limited, Berkeley Square Investments and Edgware Road (2015) Limited on long leasehold applications
    • University of Chester, Signature of St. Albans Property (Guernsey) Limited and Willis on substantial benefits of practical value or advantage
    • Kerai, Hennessey, Lamble and Geall on ground (aa) compensation
    • Clearwater Properties Limited on ground (b) agreement
    • numerous cases on modification applications to permit additional dwellings, successful and unsuccessful
    • the Tribunal and Court of Appeal decisions in Stafford-Flowers on holiday park occupancy restrictions

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