Property Disputes Law

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When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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9th Nov
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Damages or injunction — the testThe primary remedy for breach of a restrictive covenant is a permanent injunction to restrain the breach. However, the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note covers the rights and responsibilities of a mortgagee in possession.RightsA legal mortgagee has a right to possession of the...
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9th Nov
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The meaning of the term ‘successors in title’ will depend upon the context of the use of the term and also the drafting of the relevant lease.A...
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9th Nov
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While this Practice Note primarily covers commercial property matters, it also touches on residential considerations.Time is generally not of the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the procedure for discharging a charging order over property, including the removal of any notices or restrictions on...
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9th Nov
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A surrender by operation of law occurs when the unequivocal conduct of both parties is inconsistent with the continuation of the tenancy. This is...
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9th Nov
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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Notice before forfeitureCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note covers what happens to a lease on disclaimer and the effect of disclaimer on tenants, guarantors and former tenants, applications...
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9th Nov
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The implied or deemed surrender and re-grant of a lease arises where an agreed variation of the terms of the original lease is so fundamental that the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note summarises the light obstruction notice (LON) procedure, explains the 19 years and 1 day rule and its relevance in respect of...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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9th Nov
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Is there an interference with the right to light?Where a right of light has been established (see Practice Note: Establishing and maintaining rights...
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9th Nov

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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16th Apr
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The Party Wall etc Act 1996 (PWA 1996) imposes rights and obligations on property owners who wish to:•work on existing party walls or...
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16th Apr
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This Practice Note identifies the main torts (bar negligence and nuisance, which are covered elsewhere in our related content) and their key...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Temple-Mabe and Adam Weitzman QC of 7BR 16th Apr
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Once a development occurs, it is then moved to the relevant archive:•Property key future developments tracker—2021 archive•Property key future...
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16th Apr
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In this Practice Note, ‘borrower’ and ‘mortgagor’ are used interchangeably, as are ‘lender’ and ‘mortgagee’. This Practice Note also applies to fixed...
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Produced in partnership with Peter Levaggi of Charles Russell Speechlys LLP 16th Apr
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IntroductionThis Practice Note considers the disclosure pilot scheme which applies across the Business and Property Courts as of 1 January 2019. The...
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16th Apr
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This Practice Note explains the without prejudice rule (WP rule) which affects the admissibility of evidence relating to genuine settlement...
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16th Apr
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A default judgment is also referred to as a judgment in default, judgment in default of acknowledgment of service and judgment in default of...
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16th Apr
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This Practice Note identifies some of the potential difficulties you may encounter when applying for an order for sale to enforce a charging order...
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Produced in partnership with Frances Coulson of Moon Beever 16th Apr
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This Practice Note provides an introduction to tort law by addressing three questions:•what does the concept of being liable in tort mean? And how...
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Produced in partnership with Sri Carmichael of Hardwicke Chambers 15th Apr
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While the primary remedy for contractual breach is that of damages (see Practice Note: Contractual damages—general principles and related content),...
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Produced in partnership with Zainab Hodgson of CMS 15th Apr
Q&As
Where section 42 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (LTA 1987) applies ie the premises let are residential and two or more tenants are required by...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 15th Apr
Q&As
The payment and recovery of service charges is primarily determined by the relevant provisions of the applicable lease, subject to some statutory...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Apr
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In the case of commercial premises, the protection afforded to residential tenants by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA 1985) will not apply. As...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Apr

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