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John Smith & Co (Edinburgh) Ltd v Hill: temporary nuisance and injury to the reversion

By Mark Pawlowski


Discusses the Chancery Division decision in John Smith & Co (Edinburgh) Ltd v Hill on the extent to which a landlord holding only a reversionary interest in a sub-lease can sue upon a temporary nuisance which affected the demised property. Reviews the facts of the case, involving claims that the continued presence of scaffolding for almost a year hindered efforts to assign a sub-lease, the principles established in earlier jurisprudence, the court's grounds for finding a temporary interference actionable if the injury caused to the reversion was permanent and the significance of the ruling

Topics: K1
Publisher: Thomson Reuters / Sweet & Maxwell
Year: 2010
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