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Lawyers monitor 'significant test case' dispute over ownership of military homes

Posted on 16 February 2023

Mark Reading, a Partner in the Property Litigation Group and vice-chair of the Property Litigation Association, has been quoted by Property Week in relation to a High Court case brought by Annington Homes over the Government’s bid to reclaim an £8 billion portfolio of military residential properties. The case is being watched closely by property lawyers, who say the outcome could have further implications for the Leasehold Reform Act 1967.

Mark Reading referred to the proceedings as a "significant test case" that could have far-reaching ramifications for property law. "Given the sheer number and value of affected properties, the property industry and enfranchisement specialists alike will pay keen interest to the outcome, in terms of the commercial impact and its technical legal implications," he said.

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