Occupation rent: A fair share

Mark Pawlowski examines the principles to be applied when a co-owner or their trustee in bankruptcy claims an occupation rent A co-owner in occupation is not obliged to pay occupation rent merely because they are living in the property and the other co-owner is not, and something more must be shown to make it just …
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Bankruptcy: A rare exception

Mark Pawlowski examines the case law on applications for sale of the family home after one year of bankruptcy What emerges is a model premised on the principle that the interests of creditors will invariably prevail over family concerns unless there are compelling reasons for refusing (or deferring) sale which are absent from the ordinary …
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Probate: Pride and prejudice

Paul Willan outlines a case which shows the importance of executors understanding to whom they owe their obligations The problem was that the executors were confusing their obligations to the estate with their obligations to the discretionary beneficiaries. Practitioners will be aware that family arguments are often the most difficult of cases, whether the context …
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