*Hastings Borough Council v Manolete Partners plc

Building – Damage. The Supreme Court dismissed the appellant company's appeal in proceedings arising following the closure of a pier by the respondent local authority. The appellant, which operated premises on the pier, had not been 'in default' under s 106 of the Buildings Act 1984. The court held that 'default' under the Act did not refer solely to default under the Act itself.

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