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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
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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9th Nov
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act 2021 (TI(LP)A 2021) came into force on 15 March 2021 for the...
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12th Apr
Practice notes
FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act 2021 (TI(LP)A 2021) came into force on 15 March 2021 for the...
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12th Apr
Precedents
This Precedent is a list of the particulars that must be included by a tenant or landlord when applying to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)...
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12th Feb
Q&As
The First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) is a creature of statute, having been created by legislation, and as such, is restricted in its practice by...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Snell of New Square Chambers 22nd Jan
Q&As
The court has the power to stay the whole or part of any proceedings or judgment either generally or until a specified date or event under CPR...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
In the case of Sinclair Gardens v Ray the Court of Appeal considered the status of an Upper Tribunal (UT) decision.In dismissing the appeal, the court...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
In short, no. The First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (FTT(PC)) is a judicial body created by statute. Its powers therefore stem from statute and,...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 22nd Jan
Q&As
The power of the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) to order payment of costs is set out in section 29(1) of the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
The Tribunal Procedure (First-tier Tribunal) (Property Chamber) Rules 2013 (TP(FTT)(PC)R 2013), SI 2013/1169, r 13 (as amended) makes provision for...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 22nd Jan
Q&As
Management ordersSection 21 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (LTA 1987) provides that a tenant of a flat may apply to the First-tier Tribunal (FTT)...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Field Court Chambers 22nd Jan
Q&As
The office of the Adjudicator to HM Land Registry, now the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) was created by Act of Parliament. It does not have the inherent...
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29th Nov
Q&As
The Property Chamber has all the functions conferred on the First-tier Tribunal (the Tribunal). Each chamber has its own rules. The Property Chamber...
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29th Nov
Q&As
This Q&A refers to the Land Registration division of the Property Chamber (First-tier Tribunal) (the FTT).The FTT derives its jurisdiction from the...
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29th Nov
Q&As
Do the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 apply to Property Chamber/Tribunal proceedings?It appears that the Civil Procedure Rules 1998 (CPR) do not apply to...
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29th Nov

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