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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 Adjoining Owner]Of [insert Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert date]Dear [title]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works –...
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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
Practice notes
A surrender by operation of law (or ‘implied surrender’) occurs when the unequivocal conduct of both parties is inconsistent with the continuation of...
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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
Q&As
This Q&A addresses the question of when a landlord, having served notice on a former tenant or a guarantor for payment of arrears pursuant to the...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Arden Chambers 19th May
Practice notes
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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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
Practice notes
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

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Q&As
Is there a case which interprets a break clause which stipulates exactly six months’ notice to include service of over six months’ noticeIn Hexstone...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 1st Aug
Q&As
Where the purchaser of property grants a lease after completion but before registration of the property in its name and that lease contains a tenant...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Andrews of Hamlins 1st Aug
Q&As
How do I calculate lease term commencement and expiry dates and the anniversary of a term commencement date?If the lease says that the term runs ‘from...
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1st Aug
Q&As
A notice is to be served under a lease by post, but we only have an email address for the former tenant. Will an email be deemed as valid service?In...
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1st Aug
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Where a tenant needs to serve a break notice under a lease, but an LPA receiver has been appointed over the landlord's interest, who should the notice...
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1st Aug
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Is value added tax chargeable on payment of a penalty to exercise a tenant’s break right?Where payment is being made by a tenant to the landlord for...
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