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Barnsley's Land Options, 6th Edition
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This must-have guide provides practical commentary and analysis on the complex law of options affecting land. Its comprehensive coverage includes options to buy, options in wills, rights of pre-emption, transfer of options, options in leases and remedies for breach of an option agreement. It also covers options and tax including the impact of stamp duty land tax. Main features: New to this edition: The Perpetuities and Accumulations Act 2009 Coverage of the raft of cases concerning the validity of option notices in various circumstances and raising numerous issues since the last edition, e.g.:
  • Prudential v Exel [2009] EWHC 1350 (Ch)
  • Truegold v Questrock [2010] EWHC 966 (Ch) (which also deals with issues of priority)
  • AWD Chase De Vere Wealth Management Ltd v Melville Street Properties Ltd [2009] CSOH 150
  • Standard Life v W&J Linney [2010] EWHC 480 (Ch)
  • MW Trustees v Tellular Corporation [2011] EWHC 104 (Ch)
  • Avocet Industrial Estates LLP v Merol Ltd [2011] EWHC 3422 (Ch)
  • Baker Tilly Management Limited v Computer Associates UK Limited [2009] EWHC 3911 (Ch)
  • PCE Investors Limited v Cancer Research UK [2012] EWHC 884 (Ch)
  • Marks and Spencer plc v BNP Paribas Securities Services [2013] EWHC 1279 (Ch)
  • Siemens Hearing Instruments Ltd v Friends Life Ltd [2013] EWHC (Ch).
  • Croatia v Serbia [2009] EWHC 1559 (Ch) – whether a pre-2002 Act right of pre-emption can be protected by a restriction on the register of title.
  • Norwich Union v Linpac [2009] EWHC 1602 (Ch) & [2010] EWCA Civ 395 – effect of reassignment of personal option to original grantee.
  • Multi-Link v North Lanarkshire [2010] UKSC 47 – price payable on exercise of option, whether including development/hope value. - Chantry Estates v Anderson [2010] EWCA Civ 316 – whether terms to be implied into option agreement.
  • Service of option notices: Michael Gerson (Leasing) Limited v Greatsunny Limited [2010], 17th June.
  • Vacant possession in relation to the exercise of break options: Ibrend v NYK [2011] EWCA Civ 683.
  • Nature of an option and effect of escheat (and vesting orders): UBS v Crown Estate [2011] EWHC (Ch).
  • Options and rights of pre-emption and perpetuity: 1. Souglides v Tweedie [2012] EWCA Civ 1546; 2. Taylor v Couch [2012] EWHC 1213 (Ch); 3. Cosmichrome Ltd v Southampton CC [2013] EWHC 1378 (Ch).
  • Assignability of option: Gemini Press v Parson [2012], 24th April.
  • Service of option notices, whether stipulations mandatory and precluding alternative methods of service
  • Non-registration of option – whether constructive trust available: Groveholt Limited v Hughes [2012] EWHC 3351 (Ch).
  • Ridgewood Properties Valero Energy [2013] EWHC 98 (Ch): breach of option; repudiation; whether enforcement of covenants possible under Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995.
  • Testamentary option, valuation: Clark v Clark [2011] EWHC 2746 (Ch).
  • Redlawn Land v Cowley [2010] EWHC 766 (Ch) – option valuation date. - Simmers v Innes [2008] UKHL 24 – procedure whether basis of valuation disputed.
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