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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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19th May
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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
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
Precedents
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
Practice notes
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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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
Practice notes
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
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
Q&As
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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What steps should a landlord consider when drafting a commercial or mixed-use lease in the light of the new CRAR procedure?What is CRAR?As of 6 April...
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6th Jun
Q&As
Is it correct that CRAR under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 is not enforceable against the Crown?It is correct that commercial rent...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Fain of Tanfield Chambers 6th Jun
Q&As
Is an assignee liable for rent arrears or service charge accrued by the assignor prior to assignment of an old lease (ie granted prior to 1 January...
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Can you claim interest on mesne profits, if so, on what basis and from what date is the interest payable?Mesne profits are damages in respect of a...
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5th Jun
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Where there are several parties (eg former tenants, guarantors) that a landlord may pursue for rent arrears, can the landlord choose which party to...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Codd of Penningtons Manches Cooper 5th Jun
Q&As
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