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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
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

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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
The Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (LTA 1927) allows a tenant to serve notice stating its intention to carry out specified improvements. If the landlord...
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8th Apr
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Statutory provisionsSection 143 of the Law of Property Act 1925 provides that where a licence is granted to a tenant to do any act, the licence,...
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8th Apr
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Without some express or implied permission, a tenant is not permitted to make alterations outside of the demised premises: such access or works will...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
Reinstatement of alterations can be very contentious. Landlords may be left with a property in an unlettable state or tenants may find that they are...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
In the absence of an express provision in the lease (which is rare), a landlord has an absolute right to refuse consent to alterations outside the...
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8th Apr
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A leasehold valuation tribunal (LVT) decision (W. Redmile & Sons v Butts MAN/00CF/LBC/2011/0002 and 0003) dealt with alleged breaches of covenant by...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note details the deadlines for carrying out some of the more common tasks for property disputes lawyers, together with links to further...
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12th Mar
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This Practice Note explains the remedies a landlord can seek when a tenant has made unauthorised alterations: forfeiture, an injunction and/or...
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5th Mar
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This Practice Note explains the remedies available to a tenant who has applied for consent to alter in circumstances where consent is not to be...
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26th Feb
Q&As
When it is asked, ‘can the landlord insist…?’ there are three matters to consider generally—first, the extent of the tenant’s reinstatement...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 22nd Jan
Q&As
It is usual practice to use a retrospective licence to alter when works have already been completed.See Precedent: Licence for alterations and...
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22nd Jan

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