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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
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A surrender by operation of law (or ‘implied surrender’) occurs when the unequivocal conduct of both parties is inconsistent with the continuation of...
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19th May
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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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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
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This Q&A addresses the question of when a landlord, having served notice on a former tenant or a guarantor for payment of arrears pursuant to the...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Arden Chambers 19th May
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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
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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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
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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

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Quick guide to common time limits for property disputes lawyersThis Practice Note details the deadlines for carrying out some of the more common tasks...
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10th Aug
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Recovery of landlord’s costs of enforcing tenant’s covenantsMost leases contain a clause allowing for the recovery of costs of taking enforcement...
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9th Aug
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Quick guide to tenant remedies for landlord’s breach of leaseThis Practice Note gives brief details of the main remedies available to tenants to deal...
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9th Aug
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Lease variations—applying to a tribunal to vary a long lease of a flatApplication by party to lease for variationAny party to a long lease of a flat...
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9th Aug
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Is it possible to include a restrictive covenant or an agreement in a transfer whereby the transferee covenants or agrees not to object to a potential...
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1st Aug
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Is there an infringement of the tenant's right to quiet enjoyment if the landlord erects phone aerials on the roof space of building (which is...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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What, if any, remedies do leaseholders have to prevent another leaseholder breaching covenants in their lease?Mutual enforcementAs a first step, it is...
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1st Aug
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Would disconnecting the electricity supply to business premises constitute a breach of the covenant for quiet enjoyment?There is an express or implied...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Bushaway 1st Aug
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Can the landlord change the locks?Case studyA landlord is granted possession under section 8, the possession date has passed and the tenant appears to...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Derogation from grant and the covenant for quiet enjoymentThe rule against derogation from grant applies in addition to any obligation of quiet...
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