Sports Stadia Development & The Dangers Of Restrictive Covenants: Lessons from the Bath Rugby Club Case
A recent case affecting Bath Rugby Club may mean that the club has to abandon its plan to build a new 18,000 seater stadium.
The High Court has held that the land which Bath Rugby Club occupies on a long lease is subject to a historic restrictive covenant, which is still enforceable 98 years after it was first entered into as part of a conveyance.
This article reviews the case looking at the facts, decision and key learning points for clubs/developers.
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- Tags: Commercial | Contract Law | Dispute Resolution | Football | Law of Property Act 1925 | Leicester City | Oxford United | Property | Rugby | Stadia Development | United Kingdom
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Chris assists the Sports Sector with Real Estate matters and writes regular articles for the sports sector blog.
Laura is a trainee solicitor at Mills & Reeve currently sitting in the Construction team.