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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
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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
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
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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
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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 considers the remedy of rectification for unilateral mistake. For rectification for common mistake, see Practice Note:...
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19th May
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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
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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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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Pursuant to section 12 of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 (T(IG)A 1977), involuntary bailees of goods are afforded the ability to sell...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 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
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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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19th May

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What would be the effect of a superior landlord granting a new lease directly to a subtenant, where an intermediate lease with several years of the...
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Produced in partnership with Jill Carey of Freeths 11th Jun
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 11th Jun
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