Grand Chamber says No violation of Article 1 of Protocol No. 1 (protection of property)"
It's taken a long time in coming, but the decision of the Grand Chamber in Pye -v- United Kingdom (30.08.07) has not only saved the UK Government potentially millions of pounds in compensation but opened up claims for adverse possession for all those "squatters" whose 12 years were acquired after the introduction of the Human Rights Act 1998 on 2nd October 2000 and before the introduction of the Land Registration Act 2002 on 13th October 2003.
All those of you wondering whether the High Court decision of Beaulane Properties -v- Palmer is going to be appealed will hear it first as Steven Woolf, counsel for Mr. Palmer, is speaking with his instructing solicitor as this release goes out.
A full Article will follow in the next Edition of our Property Newsletter