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PROTECTION OF PUBLIC HOUSES: Open to attack?

26 October 2017  

The protection afforded to pubs by being listed as ACVs and restrictive covenants limiting user can be circumvented in some circumstances, as Christopher Cant reports

A recent decision by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has interestingly given a reminder that when attempting to convert a public house to another use it is not just a question of considering two regimes – assets of community value (ACVs) and planning.

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  • Case(s) Referenced:

    Re Bass Ltd’s Application (1973) 26 P&CR 156

    Gilbert v Spoor [1983] Ch 27

    James Hall and Company (Property) Ltd v Maughan & ors [2017] UKUT 240 (LC)