Many statutory functions relating to building law which were previously vested in Ministers of the Crown are now exercisable by the Secretary of State1 (in relation to England) and by the Welsh Ministers (in relation to Wales)2. The functions currently exercisable by the Welsh Ministers are those functions under the Building Act 1984 which were transferred to the National Assembly for Wales3 by Order in Council and subsequently transferred to the Welsh Ministers4. Further functions under the Building Act 1984, 5along with certain functions under the Sustainable and Secure Buildings Act 20046 and the Climate Change and Sustainable Energy
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On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title guarantee which implies standard form covenants for title. A landlord may give a title guarantee when granting a lease, but this is rare in practice.
This Practice Note provides guidance on claims for ‘use and occupation’ or mesne profits, and how and when double rent or double value can be claimed.Claims for use and occupationA claim for use and occupation is possible where there is occupation of land without an express agreement fixing the
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