The Company (III) The Twentieth-century Takeovers


in The New River

Published in print May 1985 | ISBN: 9780198254973
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191681547 | DOI:
The Company (III) The Twentieth-century Takeovers

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This chapter briefly outlines the Act that followed the recommendations of the Llandaff Commission. It discusses the separate arbitrations required to implement this Metropolis Water Act 1902. The Company began its new life with twenty-one directors with bright hopes for the future. After the First World War, most of the occupants of the houses built on the New River's land became tenants protected by the Rent Acts. In the early 1960s a subsidiary of London Merchant Securities began to acquire equity and loan capital in the Company. In 1980 the planning permission was granted for a redevelopment of the Angel site as an air-conditioned office complex. The building was completed in 1983, just 370 years after the Cistern House was built.

Keywords: Llandaff Commission; Metropolis Water Act; First World War; Rent Acts; London Merchant Securities

Chapter.  3971 words. 

Subjects: History of Law

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