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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
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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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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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18th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Jill Carey of Freeths 15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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Where a tenant holds over after the expiry of an existing tenancy, it is an open question whether the circumstances (including any payment of rent)...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note summarises the main offences and statutory provisions against unlawful eviction of certain tenants and licensees. For further...
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15th Jan
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An employee who lives in premises owned by their employer in order to perform their duties as an employee and who has exclusive possession of those...
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15th Jan
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Pressure to secure a new letting often leads to the suggestion of early access on the basis of a licence or tenancy at will. The principal risk of...
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15th Jan
Q&As
Case studyA neighbouring landowner has been in occupation of a field for a number of years under an informal agreement, paying £1 per month to the...
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Produced in partnership with Amanda Eilledge of Hardwicke Chambers 8th Jan
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For the purposes of this Q&A, it has been assumed that scenario relates to commercial premises. The nature of the option to renew has not been...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Haynes of St Ives Chambers 8th Jan
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Periodic tenanciesA periodic tenancy is a tenancy that can be created either by express agreement or by inference. The period of the tenancy will...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 8th Jan
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A tenancy at will is a flexible, personal arrangement between a landlord and an occupier which may or may not be in writing, and which is often used...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
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Rights of occupationThe Law of Property Act 1925 (LPA 1925) makes certain provision in relation to conveyancing and property law in England and...
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