Category Archives: Green Issues

Landowner defeats Teseo in the High Court over £1.3m conditional contract

Ref. Cohen v Teseo Properties Ltd & Anor [2014] EWHC 2442 (Ch) On 8 August 2013, the Claimant landowner (Cohen) entered into an agreement with the Defendant developer for the sale of a property in Finchley North London at the … Continue reading

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Change to age old trespass laws could allow frackers to drill under your home

In a consultation published by DCLG on 23rd May 2014, the Government outlined their proposals to change the age old trespass laws encapsulated by the latin phrase: Cuius est solum, eius est usque ad coelum et ad inferos. In other … Continue reading

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Mental Disabilities and ASTs analysed by Court of Appeal in latest ECHR case

Ref. McDonald v McDonald [2014] EWCA Civ 1049 In the recent case of McDonald v McDonald [2014], the Court of Appeal has ruled that a possession order granted to a company of receivers in the guise of the private landlord … Continue reading

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Bats dying from the Bends due to Wind Turbines…

Bats are one of the animals most frequently found dead near wind turbines. New research into the cause of death has discovered that it is not just flying into the massive blades that kills the animals, as conservationists have previously … Continue reading

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Gas Safety Trust Poll Provides Alarming Results

The Gas Safety Trust instructed OnePoll to conduct an online survey of some 2,000 people to ascertain whether property owners and tenants had any idea of the dangers of gas equipment. The results were fairly disturbing… To read the whole … Continue reading

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Controversial report by the RIBA highlights that 80% of school buildings should not be in use and threatens Green Belt land

A recent report carried out by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) has indicated that 80% of current school buildings should no longer be operational. The same report controversially suggests that building must begin on the green belt to … Continue reading

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Wind Turbine Increases

It has been reported over the last month that the number of wind turbines in Britain has dramatically risen to around 30,000 after increasing by some 13% last year. Regardless, a number of indicators are indicating a decline in the … Continue reading

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Building on Floodplains – Can this continue?

With much of the South West underwater, flooding has once again become a hot-topic. We look in one of our monthly articles at the huge range of questions the Government and its agencies much ask themselves if flooding is ever … Continue reading

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Half the families in some estates can’t afford to heat their homes

birminghamsurveyors.com  – MORE than half the families in some estates can’t afford to heat their homes, a poll reveals. 54 per cent of households are reportedly too skint to stay warm at Humber and Trent Towers in worst-hit Nechells, Birmingham. Jobless labourer … Continue reading

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As Energy prices rise more than 10%, can they be justified and what is the solution? Depends on who you ask…

Consumers have in recent weeks been hit by price rises of up to 11.1 per cent – equating to between £100-200 extra per year on the typical household’s fuel bill. A number of the “Big Six” energy firms have claimed … Continue reading

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