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There is an unusual state of affairs in this case. For whatever reason, the lower part of a building is the subject of one freehold estate and the upper part of it is the subject of another. Each is the subject of a separate registration at HM Land Registry. Understandably, it is proposed that the building has just the one freehold estate, with one title. As the same people are registered as proprietors, it has been possible to reach agreement on this. It makes much sense, the practical difficulties in there being two separate estates are clear. In the absence of a carefully set out system of covenants, the owner of the lease of one floor might have difficulty in requiring the owner of the freehold of the other floor to attend to matters relating to its fabric. While the present owners might have historically age reached a prag
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The principle of transferred maliceIf a person has a malicious intent towards X and, in carrying out that intent, injures Y, he is guilty of an offence. So, if D shoots at A with intent to kill him but kills B by mistake it is murder; the mistake as to the identity of the victim is irrelevant as D
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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate title to land (for instance, when land is being acquired or offered up as security), they will write a report on title for their client, which sets
Disposal and devolutionThe equity of redemption arises as soon as the mortgage is made. It is an interest in the land which the mortgagor can:•transfer, lease or mortgage inter vivos, or•by will (it passes on intestacy)No cloggingIt is a fundamental principle of a mortgage that there must be no clog
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