Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1999] All ER (D) 1420
Court: Chancery Division

David Vaughan QC sitting as a deputy judge of the High Court

Representation P J Kirby (instructed by Armstrong & Co) for the claimant.
  Alan Tunkel (instructed by Steele & Co) for the defendant council.
Judgment Dates: 13 December 1999


Sale of land - Recovery of deposit - Defendant selling property to claimant at auction - Claimant discovering charge on local land register - Claimants contending squatters on premises - Claimants failing to complete sale - Defendant rescinding contract - Claimant seeking to recover deposit and other fees - Claimant arguing defendant unable to provide vacant possession - Whether charge preventing defendant from serving notice to complete - Whether presence of squatters preventing defendant from serving notice to complete.

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