February 2017 highlights from the Lexis PSL Property Disputes team. This month’s highlights include forthcoming amendments to CPR PD56; the validity of a sub-tenant’s section 26 request; the construction of alienation covenants; the liability of a purchaser’s solicitor for breach of trust on a fraudulent sale; no obligation to seek the verification of a seller’s identity; the importance of seeking clear instructions from a client; no estoppel by convention regarding payment of service charge; and clarification of lease extension time limits.
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