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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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Where there is a discrepancy between the boundary location of a property as-built and the location of the boundary as indicated in proposed site...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Grant of Landmark Chambers 1st Aug
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Can a landlord be held liable for its tenant causing a nuisance by smells, given they are neither the occupier of the land nor have authorised or...
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1st Aug
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Where a defendant in a boundary dispute fails to comply with an order requiring it to build a wall, how can the claimant enforce the order?Where a...
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1st Aug
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The branches of trees planted on property X overhang property Y. Can the owner of property Y require the owner of property X to cut the overhanging...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 1st Aug
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In the context of a lease prohibiting pets in a flat, is there any case law on the interpretation of the words 'which may cause a...
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1st Aug
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Can a landowner bring a claim of nuisance against a neighbour for failing to maintain a boundary wall if it is responsible for the maintenance and the...
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1st Aug
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Are there any legal presumptions about ownership of walls depending on which side of the wall the buttresses are situated?If a wall has a buttress,...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Leigh of No 5 Chambers 1st Aug

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