“In School Facility Management Ltd v Christ the King College  EWCA Civ 1053, Christ the King College was desperate to open a sixth form. The only problem was that the college could not afford a building to teach sixth-formers in. So instead of paying the full cost of a building up front, the college entered a ‘Hire Contract’ with some builders. The builders built a modular building for the college. In return, the college agreed to pay an annual payment for 15 years and then dismantle and return the building. The building opened in 2013 and the college made its first four annual payments. Then in 2017 the college stopped paying. The builders sued …” (more)
Rory Gregson, ‘Building Unexpectedly Accedes To Land’, Cambridge Law Journal, volume 80, issue 3, November 2021, pp 449-452, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0008197321000969. Published online by Cambridge University Press: 12 January.