John Jessup reflects on a recent High Court case in which he appeared and which sheds further light on proprietary estoppel in contracts for the sale of land.
Property and Estates
Property and Estates
John frequently provides advice and representation in residential property disputes including:
- Landlord and tenant disputes (eviction proceedings and disrepair claims)
- Boundary disputes
- Mortgage repossessions
- Leaseholder disputes.
He also advises commercial landlords and tenants, particularly on complex tenancy contracts.
John accepts instructions in this area from professionally-represented clients and via Direct Public Access.
Thomas Day v Silva Carmichael, Jashmir Carmichael  EWHC 2728 (Comm): application to vary possession order of residential premises in the High Court.
LPS Ltd v CI Ltd & Ors (2023): Represented the defendant in a commercial lease dispute involving issues of assignment and subletting.
PI v K Ltd (2023): Represented the defendant at the trial of claims made for rent arrears. More than half of the claim defended on the basis of the landlord's breach of quiet enjoyment, following an oral application to amend the defendant's pleadings.
BMSSC Ltd & Ors v LC Limited (2023): Ongoing. Defending claim for leasehold extension under the 1954 Act.
Third party disclosure: A successful defence against an application for third party disclosure in the High Court in 2020, the case subsequently settled.
Sahota v Prior  EWHC 1418 (Ch): a High-Court consideration of the interaction between section 2(1) of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989 and the doctrine of proprietary estoppel.
Avon Ground Rents Limited v Sarah Louise Child  UKUT 0204 (LC): successful application to prevent a landlord’s legal costs being charged as an administration fee.
John has experience of advising and providing representation in all areas of probate including the interpretation of and challenge to wills.
John has particular experience of alternative dispute resolution in disputes relating to wills through mediation and other forms of ADR, and has accepted instructions directly from members of the public in such matters through Direct Public Access.
Caveat venditor - A High Court example of proprietary estoppel and the sale of land22nd May 2019