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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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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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28th Apr
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This Practice Note considers enforcement in Scotland. For guidance on:•other aspects of Scottish civil litigation, see: Preliminary and ongoing...
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Produced in partnership with Julie Hamilton of MacRoberts LLP 28th Apr
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This Practice Note considers the position on interdict and interim interdict in Scotland. For guidance on:•some other forms of relief in Scottish...
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Produced in partnership with Jim Cormack of Pinsent Masons 28th Apr
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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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28th Apr
Q&As
A lease may contain an option to renew, giving the tenant the right to demand a further term on expiry of the existing one. An option to renew is...
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28th Apr
Q&As
Where a person directs animals onto another’s land, they commit the tort of trespass. Depending on the circumstances, they may also (or alternatively)...
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28th Apr
Q&As
Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) applies to give security of tenure to tenants occupying premises for the purpose of a business,...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Apr
Practice notes
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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27th Apr
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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27th Apr
Q&As
If the tenant does not respond, by way of agreeing a statutory extension, or by issuing court proceedings by the termination date specified in the...
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27th Apr
Q&As
A commercial tenancy within its fixed term can be ended only by mutual agreement (the landlord accepting a surrender), possession proceedings or...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 27th Apr
Q&As
This Q&A relates to non-domestic property.Is a periodic tenancy considered a new tenancy at the start of each period so that an existing tenancy is...
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27th Apr
Q&As
Firstly, it is important to ensure that what is being dealt with is a true licence. Our Practice Note: Using licences and tenancies at will gives some...
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27th Apr

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