Ar­gyll baroness loses court bat­tle

The Oban Times - - News -

THE OWNER of a Scots es­tate has lost a le­gal bat­tle to pre­serve a small 45-year- old chalet that had been built on her land.

Baroness Mi­randa Van Lynden wanted judge Lord Philip to rule in her favour dur­ing pro­ceed­ings at the Court of Ses­sion in Ed­in­burgh.

The landowner is in charge of the Bal­limore Es­tate in Ar­gyll and the house is lo­cated within its grounds.

She had taken the chalet’s cur­rent res­i­dent Colin Gilchrist to the court after he in­di­cated that he wanted to pull the prop­erty down. Mr Gilchrist claimed he had the le­gal right to re­move it.

Baroness Van Lynden claimed that Mr Gilchrist didn’t have the right to do that as she was the ac­tual owner of the chalet. She asked the court for an or­der to stop Mr Gilchrist from car­ry­ing out his plan.

How­ever, Lord Philip ruled in Mr Gilchrist’s favour after study­ing le­gal doc­u­ments.

The judge con­cluded that these doc­u­ments showed the res­i­dent had the right to de­ter­mine what hap­pened to the chalet.

In a writ­ten judge­ment is­sued by the court last Thurs­day, Lord Philip wrote: ‘In these cir­cum­stances, I shall sus­tain the pleas in law for the de­fender and re­pel the pur­suer’s pleas in laws in their en­tirety.’

The Bal­liemore Es­tate

near Taynuilt.

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