Posts Tagged ‘Trespass’

Party Wall Injunctions & Costs – Nelson’s Yard Management Co v Eziefula

The Court of Appeal recently gave judgment in Nelson's Yard Management Co v Eziefula [2013] EWCA Civ 235, a case concerning whether the defendant should bear the costs of an aborted application for an injunction for breach of the Party Wall etc. Act 1996. Background Nelson's Yard Management Company ("Nelson's") is the freehold owner of 1 – 10 Nelson's Yard, Camden. The Defendant, Mr ...

Harrassment of adjoining owners and damages for trespass – Jones & Lovegrove v Ruth & Ruth

In July 2011 the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in Jones & Lovegrove v Ruth & Ruth [2011] EWCA Civ 804. The case is interesting because it confirms that an errant building owner can be liable in substantial damages for harassment of their adjoining owner, and also provides some guidance on the principles to be applies when assessing damages for trespass to a party wall. The Claimants, mesdames Jones ...

Consent, damages & trespass to a party wall – Seeff v Ho

The Court of Appeal recently considered in Seeff v Ho [2011] EWCA Civ 186 the nature of an alleged oral waiver of the obligations under the Party Wall etc. Act 1996, and the basis on which damages for trespass in breach of the 1996 Act are to be assessed. The facts   In 2006 Mr and Mrs Ho decided to build an extension and undertake other improvements to their house at ...

Party walls, injunctions and exemplary damages

Two recent decisions of the High Court send a salutary message to developers who recklessly infringe the property rights of others, and confirms that flagrant disregard for those rights will usually result in an injunction being issued. In HKRUK II (CHC) Ltd v Heaney [2010] EWHC 2245 (Ch) The developer, a subsidiary of commercial property fund Highcross, undertook a development which included refurbishment of Toronto Square (pictured), ...