#RuBrief: Rural Legal and Case Update

This Friday’s #RuBrief online seminar will be looking at recent legal developments as they affect rural valuation and land agency practice.  We have sifted through the following cases and laws to sort the wheat from the chaff and to bring together the key developments for rural professional advisers:


  • Agriculture
  • Ancient Woodlands Inventory (England)
  • Banking and Post Office Services (Rural Areas and Small Communities)
  • Data Protection Act 2018
  • Freehold Properties (Management Charges and Shared Facilities)
  • Leasehold Reform
  • Non Domestic Rating (Nursery Grounds) Act 2018
  • Parking (Code of Practice)
  • Property boundaries (resolution of disputes)
  • Private landlords (registration)
  • Rating etc Act 2018
  • River Authorities and Land Drainage
  • Tenant fees
  • Smart Meters Act 2018
  • Civil Liability Act 2018
  • Church Property Measures Act 2018
  • Rating Lists (Valuation Date)(England) Order
  • And of course: Brexit!

Recent cases:

  • Smith-Tyrell v Bowden – development lease
  • Churston Golf Club v Haddock – fencing covenants
  • EE and Hutchison Telecom v Islington
  • Cornerstone v University of London
  • Elite Embroidery v Virgin Media – Telecoms Code
  • Cawdor v Cawdor – agricultural rent notice
  • S Frances v Cavendish Hotel – landlord redevelopment/commercial lease
  • Caridon Properties Ltd v Monty Shooltz – gas certificates and landlord notices
  • Banner Homes v St Albans – Assets of Community Value
  • Braintree DC v SoS – NPPF and new isolated homes
  • Gardiner and Theobald v Jackson (VO) – expert witness
  • Dreamver v Mishcon de Reya – money laundering and fraud
  • Network Rail v Williams – Japanese knotweed
  • Tarmac v Network Rail
  • White v Coal Authority
  • Fyffe v Esslemont
  • Vigne v HMRC – Inheritance Tax
  • Hood v HMRC – GROBS (Gift with reservation of benefit)
  • O’Rourke v Keuper Gas Storage (blight notice)
  • Harding and Clements v SoS (blight)

What would you like us to cover?  Let me know before Wednesday and I will see what we can do!

To book your place on this Friday’s #RuBrief seminar please visit our Eventbrite booking page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/charles-cowap-mba-mrics-faav-mrac-arags-fhea-16509103401  where you can also see the other seminars we have listed through to June.  For the full year’s programme please see my last blog post.  Log-in opens at about 09.10 GMT with the session itself running from 09.30 to 11.00, this Friday 1 February 2019.  We hope you can join us

One thought on “#RuBrief: Rural Legal and Case Update

  1. Charles

    Hope you are keeping well.

    I am having a bit of trouble publicizing these courses via RuSource because I am getting them only a week before they happen. RuSource goes out on a Thursday so many will not have opened their emails on the Friday of the course. Is there a link to the programme so that I can organise it a bit better? I’ve had a quick look at your website and couldn’t find anything

    Best wishes


    Alan Spedding, FRAgS, MIAgrM

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