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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
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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
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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 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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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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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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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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Is there an interference with the right to light?Where a right of light has been established (see Practice Note: Establishing and maintaining rights...
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9th Nov

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The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019), in force from 1 June 2019, prohibits landlords and letting agents from requiring tenants of certain residential...
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13th Apr
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Simm of Browne Jacobson 9th Apr
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Estate agentsEstate Agents Act 1979The statutory definition of 'estate agency work' means that:•a person is regulated as an 'estate agent' under the...
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8th Apr
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The Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015) has implications for property lawyers in relation to:•the duty of letting agents to publicise their fees,...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note considers exclusion and limitation of liability in business-to-business (B2B) contracts. It provides guidance on the common law and...
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11th Mar
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This Practice Note summarises a consumer’s private right of redress for misleading and aggressive commercial practices under the Consumer Protection...
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2nd Mar
Q&As
The Tenant Fees Act 2019 (TFA 2019) came into force on 1 June 2019. The purpose of TFA 2019 is to prevent the charging of fees to tenants by landlords...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
Pursuant to section 83 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA 2015), a letting agent in England and Wales is under a duty to publish details of its fees...
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