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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
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
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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
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
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
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
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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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How should a rent arrears claim be made, once possession of a property has been regained using the accelerated procedure?ProcessThe correct process to...
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15th Sep
Practice notes
Enforcing a judgment or order for possession of landCPR 83 provisions regarding writs and warrantsCPR 83 and CPR PD 83 contain rules governing the...
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15th Sep
Practice notes
Residential tenancies and the Immigration Act—'Right to Rent'Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance which may be impacted by the...
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9th Sep
Practice notes
Unlawful eviction and quiet enjoymentCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the...
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Produced in partnership with Laura Tweedy of Gatehouse Chambers 8th Sep
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Is a notice pursuant to section 21 of the Housing Act 1988 invalid if it fails to set out the landlord's name and address at paragraph 4 of the...
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8th Sep
Practice notes
Assured and assured shorthold tenancies—terminatingCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and...
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3rd Sep
Practice notes
Tenancy deposit schemesCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and...
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3rd Sep
Practice notes
Assured and assured shorthold tenancies—grantingCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure...
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3rd Sep
Q&As
Can a landlord refuse to let to a tenant with children, or include a clause in an assured shorthold tenancy agreement that children are not...
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2nd Sep
Precedents
Drafting notes for claim form in s 21 notice accelerated possession proceedingsCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and...
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26th Aug
Precedents
Drafting notes for section 8 notice to quit seeking possession of property let on an assured tenancy (AT) or an assured shorthold tenancy...
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Produced in partnership with Browne Jacobson 24th Aug
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Can you issue Section 8 possession proceedings and Section 21 proceedings at the same time? Would the Section 21 notice then be invalidated?Section 8...
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24th Aug
Precedents
Section 21 noticeCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals...
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24th Aug

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