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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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30th Oct
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The new CodeThis Practice Note sets out the extent of the new Code rights, how they arise, ie by agreement made between the parties or by agreement...
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29th Oct
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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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12th Oct
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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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12th Oct
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Once a lease has ended, the landlord can no longer forfeit or rely on a Jervis v Harris clause. At that stage, damages are the only available remedy...
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9th Oct
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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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2nd Oct
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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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30th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Deadline for application to courtThe deadline for the landlord or tenant to make an application to the court for the grant of a new tenancy, or for...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note explains the procedure for handling some of the most common residential service charge disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Why contract out?The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) gave tenants of business premises security of tenure—in other words, the right to stay on...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note addresses some of the common issues encountered when serving a break notice. A break notice is a contractual notice....
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25th Sep

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This Practice Note considers the legal concept of mistake in contract law. It examines common mistake, mutual mistake, unilateral mistake, mistake as...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note summarises the law, guidance and practice relating to the execution of simple contracts and deeds. It considers the key differences...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the terms ‘best endeavours’, ‘all reasonable endeavours’ and ‘reasonable endeavours’ that are frequently used in...
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25th Sep
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When transferring an interest in land, any fixtures form part of the land and are transferred with it, unless there is express provision to the...
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25th Sep
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Rectification is an equitable remedy by which the court can correct an error of expression where a written document does not match the parties'...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers proprietary estoppel from a generic standpoint.For industry specific guidance on proprietary estoppel, see Practice...
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25th Sep
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What is rescission of a contract?The remedy of rescission is available to a party whose consent, in entering into a contract, has been invalidated in...
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25th Sep
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A contract for the sale of land, or of any interest in land, is void unless it complies with Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989, s 2...
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25th Sep
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While this Practice Note primarily covers commercial property matters, it also touches on residential considerations.Standard Conditions of...
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25th Sep
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Subject to contractIf a party who strikes a bargain wishes to make it clear that it does not intend to enter into a binding contract until a formal...
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25th Sep
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ContractWhere a contract is made by two or more parties it may contain a promise or obligation made by two or more of those parties. Any such promise...
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25th Sep
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A contract may be wholly discharged by agreement as follows:•where one party releases the other from its obligations by deed (release)•the parties...
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25th Sep
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Repudiation of a contract occurs where one party communicates to the other (through words or conduct) that they no longer intend to be bound by it,...
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25th Sep
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How should the money be transmitted?Most contracts relating to commercial property incorporate either the second or third editions of the Standard...
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25th Sep
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Joint and several liabilityWhere a covenant is given by two or more persons, they may be liable:•jointly•severally, or•jointly and severallyThe...
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25th Sep
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How should the money be transmitted?Under Standard Condition of Sale (SC) 6.7 the buyer must pay the completion monies by direct transfer of cleared...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note considers the remedy of rectification for unilateral mistake. For rectification for common mistake, see Practice Note:...
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25th Sep
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Excepted contractsThe contractual formalities set out in Law of Property (Miscellaneous) Provisions Act 1989, s 2 (LP(MP)A 1989) do not apply to...
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25th Sep
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What is an estoppel?As Lord Denning MR put it in Moorgate Mercantile v Twitchings (page [323]), estoppel is a principle of justice and of equity which...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep

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