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When is a contract a void contract?A void contract is one that is wholly lacking in legal effect. A contract will be void where:•the parties contract...
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9th Nov
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Damages or injunction — the testThe primary remedy for breach of a restrictive covenant is a permanent injunction to restrain the breach. However, the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note covers the rights and responsibilities of a mortgagee in possession.RightsA legal mortgagee has a right to possession of the...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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While this Practice Note primarily covers commercial property matters, it also touches on residential considerations.Time is generally not of the...
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9th Nov
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This Practice Note sets out the procedure for discharging a charging order over property, including the removal of any notices or restrictions on...
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9th Nov
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A surrender by operation of law occurs when the unequivocal conduct of both parties is inconsistent with the continuation of the tenancy. This is...
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9th Nov
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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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9th Nov
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Notice before forfeitureCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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The implied or deemed surrender and re-grant of a lease arises where an agreed variation of the terms of the original lease is so fundamental that the...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Is there an interference with the right to light?Where a right of light has been established (see Practice Note: Establishing and maintaining rights...
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9th Nov

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Mandatory licensingPart 2 of the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004) places a duty on a local housing authority (LHA) to effectively implement mandatory...
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21st Jan
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HMO licensing is the responsibility of the LHA of the area in which the HMO is located. Licensing is either mandatory under Part 2 of the Housing Act...
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21st Jan
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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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18th Jan
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Types of claimsThese types of claims fall into three categories. Category I Claims for the recovery of land, including a possession claim under CPR 55...
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18th Jan
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This Practice Note considers CPR 83 and CPR PD 83 which govern procedure in relation to the issue and duration of writs and warrants of execution.Much...
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18th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Matt Lewin of Cornerstone Barristers 16th Jan
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Enforcement of the HMO licensing regime is the responsibility of the LHA of the area in which the HMO is located. See Practice Notes: Houses in...
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16th Jan
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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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16th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, in collaboration with Public Health England, has produced...
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16th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, in collaboration with Public Health England, has produced...
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16th Jan
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‘HMOs are, or are usually, domestic premises originally designed for occupation by one family, which have been converted for occupation by a number of...
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16th Jan
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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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16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Laura Tweedy of Hardwicke Chambers 16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 16th Jan
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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16th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Karl King of Harwicke Chambers 16th Jan
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Insolvency of private not-for-profit registered providers of social housingThe social housing sector in England is commonly described as a ‘no...
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Produced in partnership with Eleanor James of Trowers & Hamlins LLP 15th Jan
Precedents
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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Produced in partnership with Browne Jacobson LLP 15th Jan

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