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In order for the express grant or reservation of an easement to be valid as the creation of a legal interest (and to be capable of completion by registration in the case of registered land), the easement must be for an interest equivalent to an estate in fee simple absolute in possession or a term of years absolute: section 1(2)(a) of the Law of Property Act 1925 and section 27(2)(d) of the Land Registration Act 2002.
An estate in fee simple absolute cannot (with certain exceptions arising under the Lands Clauses Acts or any similar statute) be divested (although it may be subject to a legal or equitable right o
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The Standard Conditions of Sale (SCS), currently in their 5th edition (2018 revision), are a set of standard conditions which are commonly incorporated into contracts for the sale of residential property. The Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Third Edition—2018 Revision) (SCPC) are used for
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