Supreme Court Judgement at last on Newbigin vrs SJ&J Monk

The Supreme Court has today handed down a very welcome judgment in Newbigin (VO) v S J & J Monk, a rating case with important implications.

The Supreme Court allowed the appeal, overturning the judgement of the Court of Appeal and has restored the previous established practice of ascribing nominal rateable values to property undergoing redevelopment.

As to the correct analytical framework in which to address the repair issue, Lord Hodge said (para 22) that the correct approach was:

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