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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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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 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
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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Precedents
Tenant's request for a new business tenancyThese drafting notes are for use when completing a tenant’s request for a new business tenancy under the...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
If a party to a property agreement fails to comply with its obligations, the other party may wish to apply for an order for specific performance....
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9th Nov
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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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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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This Practice Note considers the current position and provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR....
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7th May
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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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Produced in partnership with Charlotte Coleman of Winckworth Sherwood 29th Apr
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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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29th Apr
Practice notes
Status of the Lease Code 2020The Code for leasing business premises, RICS professional statement 2020 (the Lease Code 2020) is effective from 1...
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29th Apr
Practice notes
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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28th Apr
Practice notes
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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28th Apr
Q&As
A lease may contain an option to renew, giving the tenant the right to demand a further term on expiry of the existing one. An option to renew is...
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28th Apr
Q&As
Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) applies to give security of tenure to tenants occupying premises for the purpose of a business,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Apr
Practice notes
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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27th Apr
Practice notes
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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27th Apr
Q&As
If the tenant does not respond, by way of agreeing a statutory extension, or by issuing court proceedings by the termination date specified in the...
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27th Apr
Q&As
We assume that no formal lease was entered into with the tenant.The tenant may have acquired some sort of tenancy by virtue of being in occupation....
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27th Apr
Q&As
Under section 1 of the Housing Act 1988 (HA 1988), only an individual(s) can hold an assured tenancy (AT) and accordingly an assured shorthold tenancy...
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27th Apr
Q&As
In this Q&A, we refer to the same lease throughout.Once a deed has been executed, the general rule is the executed deed will take effect against that...
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27th Apr
Q&As
Although tenants are offered a significant degree of protection where Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) applies, security of...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 27th Apr
Q&As
Our Q&A My client was a tenant under a lease for a term of ten years that was contracted out. They have been in occupation for a further year since...
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27th Apr

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