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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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Permitted use, change of use and preventing a competing use — leasesUse by the tenant — IntroductionAs a general proposition, the absence of any...
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8th Sep
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Landlord's consent to change of useIn the absence of any restriction, the tenant is free to use the premises as it pleases, in accordance with general...
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10th Aug
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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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Tenant’s remedies for unreasonable withholding of consent—change of useThis Practice Note explains the remedies available to a tenant who has applied...
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9th Aug
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Landlord's other properties—competing useThe fact that a lease contains a covenant by the tenant to use the demised premises only for one particular...
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9th Aug
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Competition law—grocery retailersThe Groceries Market Investigation (Controlled Land) Order 2010 made by the Competition Commission (whose functions...
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9th Aug
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Can a Landlord forfeit a lease of a high street shop for breach of a 'keep open' covenant? On the face of it, the forfeiture clause entitles the...
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1st Aug
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Would having a lodger breach a lease covenant that the flat may only be used for 'a private residence in single family occupation?’A lease grants an...
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1st Aug
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Where a tenant is in breach of user covenant and the landlord is aware of the breach but does nothing about it, can the landlord permanently waive...
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1st Aug
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Would a covenant in a lease stating 'not to use the flat otherwise than as a private residential property' prevent the use of the flat for a holiday...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Landlord’s remedies for change of use without consentThis Practice Note explains the remedies a landlord can seek when a tenant is breaching a...
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