Property

Property is one of the most complex areas of law. Some of it is rooted in ancient laws – but case law is constantly changing. The stakes are high, but research time is in short supply. LexisPSL Property brings all of the different sources you need together so you can find the answers you need, fast.

Our succinct practice notes are designed to be read in six minutes or less. They’re full of practical hints and tips from practising property lawyers (who understand what you need to know and do, because they’ve been in your position before). With direct links for deeper research, you can dive straight in to the relevant cases and consolidated legislation (including Butterworths Property Law Handbook, Ross Commercial Leases, Hillman and Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant and everything in Lexis®Library). Regular news reports let you stay on top of what’s happening in the law and the industry.

LexisPSL Property does more than explain the legal principles behind the issues. It shows you how to apply the law in real life. So whatever the issue, you can get a firm grasp on it in minutes (even when you’re outside your comfort zone).
Property guidance:

Nature of an easement An easement is an incorporeal right enjoyed by the owner of a legal estate (dominant tenement) over land in the ownership of another...

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The ‘ad medium filum’ rule is a rebuttable presumption that an owner of land which abuts either:St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocesan Board of Finance v Clark...

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The second edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions came into force on 1 June 2004 and these conditions are incorporated into many contracts...

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STOP PRESS: The Law Commission has finally launched its 13th Programme of Law Reform. The 14 new project areas include chancel repair liability. The...

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The difference between types of residential tenancies depends on when the tenancy was granted and the legislation in force at that time. There are four main...

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The Third Edition The third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions was published on 27 April 2017. It is an update to Standard Commercial...

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A covenant is a form of contract. Under the doctrine of privity of contract the rights and liabilities created by a contract will bind the parties to it but...

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The third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions was published on 27 April 2017 and these conditions are incorporated into many contracts for...

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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 law...

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Presumed grant An easement may be established by long use: • at common law • under the doctrine of lost modern grant (a species of common law...

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Covenants restricting the use of land imposed by a seller may be divided into three classes: • covenants imposed for the seller’s own benefit • covenants...

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Under the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 (LP(MP)A 1994), the seller will normally provide covenants for title, in standard form, by...

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This Practice Note is a new starter guide which sets out the key considerations, terms, and stages of the grant of a new business lease. This new starter...

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Where two or more people together own real property, they hold it under a trust of land. Where property is held on a trust of land, the legal estate and...

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Once a development occurs, it is then moved to the relevant archive: • Property key future developments tracker—2019 archive • Property key future...

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Severance is the process by which a joint tenancy is converted into a tenancy in common. It is a matter of evidence whether severance has occurred. There are...

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