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Travers Smith LLP

Travers Smith LLP

Julian Bass and Sarah Quy provide some practical solutions to flying freeholds

A flying freehold is a quirk of English land law. Here we discuss the practical problems it can lead to, and suggest some possible solutions and damage limitation measures.

Tessa Blunden and Romola Parish tell the story so far of the role played by the Localism Act 2011 in the efforts of a group of Nunhead residents to save a much-loved local pub, The Ivy House

The Ivy House sits at the top of Peckham Rye Park. It has a beautiful 1930s interior, complete with original Truman’s branding and a 1930s music hall stage, which has hosted stars such as Elvis Costello and Ian Dury. It has a rich musical heritage and provided a much-needed space to meet and socialise (see the photos on p9). In Spring 2012 the news broke that the pub’s owner, Enterprise Inns, had given the popular management team a mere five days’ notice to quit the premises. Local residents mobilised immediately to save The Ivy House as a pub.