Property Disputes

LexisPSL Property Disputes helps you to understand property disputes practice and procedures and the implications of legislation and case law on this. Clear, concise practice notes have direct links to relevant cases, legislation, guidance and commentary and our daily news feeds and weekly highlights keep you informed of new cases, legislation, and commentary.

Property Disputes is a rapidly changing, case-law and legislation heavy area of law. It is of relevance not only for specialist property disputes lawyers, but also for property developers, local authorities, landlords, tenants and lawyers dealing with property matters.

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Property Disputes guidance:

This Practice Note addresses some of the common issues encountered when serving a break notice. A break notice is a contractual notice. Therefore, whilst...

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STOP PRESS: A 12-month pilot scheme where unopposed lease renewals issued in the Central London County Court (CLCC) are transferred to the First-tier...

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This Practice Note covers what trespass to land is, including trespass in relation to minerals and airspace, trespass by a tenant after expiry of a lease,...

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This Practice Note covers the remedies available to landowners who find their property has been unlawfully occupied by a trespasser or squatter, issues that...

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What is a periodic tenancy? A periodic tenancy is a tenancy that can be created either by express agreement or by inference. The period of the tenancy will...

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Once a lease has ended, the landlord can no longer forfeit or rely on a Jervis v Harris clause. At that stage, damages are the only available remedy and the...

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This Practice Note provides brief details of the main methods of rent arrears recovery, and gives links to further information in each case. Before taking...

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The general common law principle is that when a lease comes to an end any underlease automatically terminates. Consensual termination—surrender and...

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STOP PRESS: On 14 December 2017 the Law Commission announced its 13th Programme of Law Reform. The areas chosen for review include the increased regulation...

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Statutory compensation—which grounds are compensatable? Under section 37 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954), the tenant is entitled to...

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This Practice Note explains the procedure for handling some of the most common residential service charge disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985...

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Deadline for application to court The deadline for the landlord or tenant to make an application to the court for the grant of a new tenancy, or for the...

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The new Code This Practice Note sets out the extent of the new Code rights, how they arise, ie by agreement made between the parties or by agreement...

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Goods are often left behind when a lease ends or a property is sold, especially following forfeiture by re-entry when there may have been no notice. The...

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Why contract out? The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) gave tenants of business premises security of tenure—in other words, the right to stay on in...

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The process for claiming relief from forfeiture when the breach is rent arrears varies depending on the nature of the breach. For information in respect of...

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