A round-up of writs in the Technology and Construction Court
Lambeth council vs Workspace 7
The Lambeth council is facing a £900,000 claim after allegedly leaving a rented property in poor condition. Landlord Workspace 7 is suing the council for breaching its lease by failing to keep premises in Park Hall Road in good condition. It is claiming £737,394 for the cost of putting right defects and redecoration, £114,022 for professional fees, and £63,000 for nine months’ loss of rent while the work is carried out, as well as interest.
Taylor Woodrow vs Sidney Camp
Taylor Woodrow Developments are suing a Stansted man in a dispute over the boundaries of a site in Stansted. Taylor Woodrow argues that Sidney Camp has put up two buildings on disputed land, and fears he will try to stop the developer from carrying out building works.
Now the development company is suing Mr Camp, seeking a High Court ruling over the boundary, and ordering him to remove two buildings or pay damages.
Vertical Transportation vs Premier Homes
Property developers Premier New Homes are being sued for £93,000 in a dispute over a crane used on a construction site at the Marble Factory in Camberwell, south London. Crane owner Vertical Transportation accuses Premier New Homes of damaging the rented crane by continuing to use it when its brake shoes approached their wear limit, despite being told it was unsafe. Vertical Transportation is suing for repair costs and interest.