Property Disputes Law

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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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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 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
Precedents
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
Precedents
Tenant's request for a new business tenancyThese drafting notes are for use when completing a tenant’s request for a new business tenancy under the...
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9th Nov
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If a party to a property agreement fails to comply with its obligations, the other party may wish to apply for an order for specific performance....
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9th Nov
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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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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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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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Produced in partnership with Victoria Jones 10th May
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What is rescission of a contract?The remedy of rescission is available to a party whose consent, in entering into a contract, has been invalidated in...
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7th May
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act 2021 (TI(LP)A 2021) came into force on 15 March 2021 for the...
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7th May
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: The Telecommunications Infrastructure (Leasehold Property) Act 2021 (TI(LP)A 2021) came into force on 15 March 2021 for the...
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7th May
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The Property case tracker is a list of key judgments from 2021 which we consider relevant to property lawyers. Cases are listed in reverse...
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7th May
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This Practice Note introduces the key implications that property practitioners should consider in relation to the coronavirus pandemic, including the...
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7th May
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EscheatParamount lordship of the CrownThe principle which underlies the doctrine of escheat is a remnant of the feudal system of land tenure. Under...
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7th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance which may be impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak. For further...
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7th May
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This Practice Note considers the current position and provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant provisions of the CPR....
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7th May
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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29 March 2017,...
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6th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note sets out the extent of the new Electronic Communications Code (the ‘EC Code’) rights, how they arise—(ie by agreement made between...
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Produced in partnership with Alistair Drummond and Sandie Wang of DLA Piper Scotland 6th May
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Coronavirus (COVID-19)The guidance detailing normal practice set out in this Practice Note may be affected by measures concerning process and...
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6th May
Practice notes
In this Practice Note, the Limitation Act 1980 is referred to as LA 1980.The function of limitation periodsStatutory limitation periods seek to...
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5th May
Q&As
The answer to this question will depend on the exact situation that presents itself. The first point to note is that, in general terms, the...
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Produced in partnership with Dr David Smith of JMW Solicitors LLP 5th May

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