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The general common law principle is that when a lease comes to an end any underlease automatically terminates.Consensual termination—surrender and...
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19th May
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To [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works — Line of Junction...
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19th May
Q&As
The simple answer to this question is yes, there is a right to lop or cut back hedges or trees that belong to a neighbour and overhang your land. The...
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Produced in partnership with Brie Stevens-Hoare QC of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
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To [Insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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19th May
Precedents
To [insert Adjoining Owner]Of [insert Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert date]Dear [title]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works –...
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19th May
Precedents
1This summary, which briefly sets out your rights and obligations in relation to variable service charges, must by law accompany a demand for service...
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19th May
Q&As
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
Practice notes
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 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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
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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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
Practice notes
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
Q&As
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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Has a periodic tenancy arisen and how much notice must the tenant give to terminate the lease? Should the notice expire on a quarter day?Case StudyA...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 6th Jun
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What is the procedure for terminating a ‘let’ of a storage container where no lease was put in place?Lets of residential accommodation are largely...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 6th Jun
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Which factors would suggest that the occupation of a residential property is by way of a tenancy rather than a licence?Case studyParty A, who owns and...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Andrews of Hamlins 6th Jun
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Where a notice to determine a tenancy at will of business premises has been served, but the occupier has remained in occupation, can the landlord...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 6th Jun
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Can you serve a notice to quit to end a non-excluded residential licence at the very start of the agreement?Firstly, it is important to ensure that...
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6th Jun
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If a landowner allows squatters a short period of time to vacate before issuing possession proceedings does this create a licence or tenancy, and if...
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6th Jun
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What is the procedure to recover possession against a licensee (no rent has been paid), eg under Part 55? Do they differ where the licensee is a...
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6th Jun
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If an occupier of agricultural land has been cultivating it for business purposes but no rent has been paid or any formal agreement entered into,...
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6th Jun
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Is an oral agreement where someone occupies property and the only term agreed was that rent was £600 per month a tenancy at will? If so, can the...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 6th Jun
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Can a tenancy at Will amount to 'parting with possession'?To constitute a tenancy, the occupier must be granted exclusive possession for a fixed or...
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6th Jun
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Do you have a licence to occupy suitable for use with a residential property?We refer you to our Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents:•Licence to...
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6th Jun

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