Property Disputes Law

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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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19th May
Q&As
The simple answer to this question is yes, there is a right to lop or cut back hedges or trees that belong to a neighbour and overhang your land. The...
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Produced in partnership with Brie Stevens-Hoare QC of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
Precedents
To [Insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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19th May
Precedents
1This summary, which briefly sets out your rights and obligations in relation to variable service charges, must by law accompany a demand for service...
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19th May
Q&As
In principle, equity follows the law and rights which a party can have at law are, broadly, capable also of existing in equity. Accordingly, a right...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 19th May
Q&As
When purchasing property (either freehold or leasehold, residential or commercial), usually a deposit is payable on exchange of contracts, which will...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Andrews of Hamlins 19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on claims for ‘use and occupation’ or mesne profits, and how and when double rent or double value can be...
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19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains how to ascertain the location of property boundaries: the general boundaries rule that applies to HM Land Registry title...
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19th May
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This Practice Note sets out what interim rent is, when an interim rent application can be made under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) and...
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19th May
Practice notes
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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19th May
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This Practice Note discusses issue that arise in proprietary estoppel in a property context. For a general discussion of proprietary estoppel, see...
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19th May
Q&As
Assuming that the Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA 1996) claim is to proceed as a CPR 7 claim (a CPR 8 claim—for which...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne of 42 Bedford Row 19th May
Practice notes
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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Easements—extinguishingThere are different ways in which an easement may cease to exist and this Practice Note looks primarily at unity of seisin,...
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3rd Aug
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Easements lost by abandonmentIn order to show that an easement has been abandoned, the servient owner must show that the dominant owner had a clear...
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3rd Aug
Practice notes
Easements—LPA 1925, s 62 and permissionsSection 62 of the Law of Property Act 1925 (LPA 1925) (section 62) is, in essence, a word-saving device....
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3rd Aug
Practice notes
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3rd Aug
Practice notes
Dealing with parking rightsThe need for parking is commonplace and consequently land for parking can attract significant value either by way...
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3rd Aug
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Property key future developments trackerOnce a development occurs, it is then moved to the relevant archive:•Property key future developments...
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Estate rentcharges—freehold landWhen selling a freehold property, sellers may wish to create positive covenants for future owners to perform. Problems...
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3rd Aug
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Easements—nature and characteristicsNature of an easementAn easement is an incorporeal right enjoyed by the owner of a legal estate (dominant...
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3rd Aug
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Individuals—reviewable transactions—PropertyTransactions at an undervalueA transaction at an undervalue is a transaction which is made by a debtor:•by...
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3rd Aug
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Positive covenants—binding successors in titleA covenant is a form of contract. Under the doctrine of privity of contract the rights and liabilities...
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3rd Aug
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Acquisition of easements by long usePresumed grantAn easement may be established by long use:•at common law•under the doctrine of lost modern grant (a...
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3rd Aug
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Enforcing a judgment or order for possession of landCPR 83 provisions regarding writs and warrantsCPR 83 and CPR PD 83 contain rules governing the...
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3rd Aug
Practice notes
Part 36 offers—what are they, why make them?Note: This Practice Note is relevant only to Part 36 offers as considered under CPR 36 in force as from 6...
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Produced in partnership with David Juckes of Hailsham Chambers 3rd Aug
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Claims for rectificationThis Practice Note outlines when a claim for rectification may be appropriate, what you need to establish to succeed on such a...
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3rd Aug
Practice notes
Business and Property Courts—the disclosure pilot schemeIntroductionThis Practice Note considers the disclosure pilot scheme which applies across the...
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3rd Aug
Practice notes
Residential—statutory limitations on recovery of service charges and administration chargesStatute limits the amount that may be recovered from...
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3rd Aug
Practice notes
Commercial service charges—what expenses can the landlord recover?Repair and improvementsA tenant will not generally be expected to pay for the...
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3rd Aug
Practice notes
Dispute resolution: key appeal cases—2021One of the difficulties for dispute resolution practitioners is keeping up to date with developments in case...
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3rd Aug
Precedents
Section 25 notice—Landlord opposing renewal (with grounds) under LTA 1954Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes...
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Q&As
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