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Once a lease has ended, the landlord can no longer forfeit or rely on a Jervis v Harris clause. At that stage, damages are the only available remedy...
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STOP PRESS: A 12-month pilot scheme where unopposed lease renewals issued in the Central London County Court (CLCC) are transferred to the First-tier...
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The new CodeThis Practice Note sets out the extent of the new Code rights, how they arise, ie by agreement made between the parties or by agreement...
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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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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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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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Deadline for application to courtThe deadline for the landlord or tenant to make an application to the court for the grant of a new tenancy, or for...
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This Practice Note explains the procedure for handling some of the most common residential service charge disputes under the Landlord and Tenant Act...
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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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Why contract out?The Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) gave tenants of business premises security of tenure—in other words, the right to stay on...
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This Practice Note addresses some of the common issues encountered when serving a break notice. A break notice is a contractual notice....
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Occupiers' Liability Act 1957Under the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 (OLA 1957), an occupier of property owes a common law duty of care to all his...
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25th Sep
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Whether a tenant has yielded up, with or without vacant possession, is a question of fact and degree. Most modern leases contain an express covenant...
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25th Sep
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When transferring an interest in land, any fixtures form part of the land and are transferred with it, unless there is express provision to the...
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Under the Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA 1972), a person who takes on work for or in connection with the provision of a dwelling owes a duty to...
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Fitness for human habitationImplied covenantWith effect from 20 March 2019, section 1 of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (H(FHH)A...
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Reinstatement of alterations can be very contentious. Landlords may be left with a property in an unlettable state or tenants may find that they are...
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25th Sep
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This Practice Note deals with the options available to commercial tenants where a landlord of commercial property has failed to comply with repairing...
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25th Sep
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The Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (LTA 1927) allows a tenant to serve notice stating its intention to carry out specified improvements. If the landlord...
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26th Sep
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Defects in design, faulty installation or the use of inappropriate or inadequate materials when building a property can lead to significant problems...
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26th Sep
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Unless there is clear wording to the contrary (eg a schedule of condition), a covenant to repair requires the tenant to undertake work that, having...
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Dear [insert organisation name], Re: [insert details of the premises] (‘the Property’) We act for [insert name of landlord] (‘the...
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This Practice Note sets out the aims of the Pre-action Protocol for Housing Condition Cases (England) (the Protocol), in force from 13 January 2020,...
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This Practice Note sets out the aims of the Pre-action Protocol for Housing Disrepair Cases (Wales) (the Protocol), in force from 13 January 2020,...
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Status of the Lease Code 2020The Code for leasing business premises, RICS professional statement 2020 (the Lease Code 2020) is effective from 1...
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A landlord's liability to a tenant for the state and condition of premises is generally determined by the terms of the tenancy. However, under the...
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26th Sep
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This Practice Note deals with the claims available to a landlord during the currency of a lease. For claims for dilapidations after expiry of the...
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26th Sep
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Vacant possession is a term commonly used in sale contracts which provide for the seller to give vacant possession on completion.In Dreams v Pavilion...
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Landlord’s repair objectivesThe key aims for the landlord are to: •shift as much responsibility for the repair of the premises as it can onto the...
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