Property Law

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).
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Official search with priority—registered land or seller’s title pending first registrationHow and when to search?An official search with priority will...
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9th Nov
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What is a rent deposit?A rent deposit is a sum of money that is deposited by a tenant when it takes a lease of premises as security against the...
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9th Nov
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Consecrated land—Church of EnglandFor the purposes of this section of this Practice Note, consecrated land means any land or building which has been...
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9th Nov
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Vitiation of an insurance policyAn insurance policy may be vitiated (or invalidated) if the insured:•misrepresents or fails to disclose any material...
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9th Nov
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Wrongful interference with an easement is a private nuisance. The existence of the easement must be established for a claim to succeed.Not every...
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9th Nov
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This Deed is made on [insert date]PARTIES1[insert name of the owner of the Servient Land] [ of [insert address] OR incorporated in England and Wales...
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9th Nov
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TrespassTrespass is the unlawful presence of a person on land in the possession of another. The ownership of land includes the airspace above it....
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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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Generally, the tenant remains liable for the rent even though the premises have become unusable. Consequently, leases normally contain a provision...
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9th Nov
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Rent Review MemorandumLandlord•[insert full name of Landlord] [of [insert address] OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration...
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9th Nov
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Contracts are often drafted on the basis that a condition or conditions must be satisfied before completion takes place (a condition precedent)....
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9th Nov
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A good marketable title is shown where a seller is able to deduce a good title to the property he has contracted to sell. The seller is not required...
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9th Nov
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You are applying for registration of [insert details of property] at HM Land Registry and as part of that application you must disclose any overriding...
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9th Nov
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This Deed is made on [date]Parties1[name of person releasing the covenants] [of [insert address] OR incorporated in England and Wales with company...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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9th Nov
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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which...
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9th Nov

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STOP PRESS: The decision of The Financial Conduct Authority v Arch Insurance and others, [2021] UKSC 1 was handed down on 15 January 2021. Full...
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16th Jan
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As a tax on property, rates have existed in some form since 1601. The framework currently in place was largely established by the Local Government...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 16th Jan
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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Aisbett of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP 16th Jan
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This Practice Note covers the local authority housing revenue account (HRA) in England. Technically the HRA legislation embraces only local housing...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Aisbett of Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 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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An arms length management organisation (ALMO) is a not-for-profit company that provides housing services on behalf of a local housing authority (LHA)....
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16th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on matters that have temporarily been altered to assist in the management of the...
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Produced in partnership with Ian Peacock of 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square 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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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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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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Brexit impact—public procurementThe UK public procurement regime derives from EU public procurement laws, and is therefore impacted by the UK’s...
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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 Morayo Fagborun Bennett of Hardwicke Chambers 16th Jan
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Through shared ownership (SO) the purchaser buys a share of the property and pays rent on the remainder. Additional shares can be bought and the...
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Produced in partnership with Kevin Long of Hackney Community Law Centre 16th Jan
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The level of rent which a tenant must pay is determined by the tenancy agreement between the landlord and the tenant and which governs the legal...
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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
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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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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 14 July 2020, the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) published its online survey and a call for evidence to seek views about...
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15th Jan
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For general information on Guernsey, see Practice Note: Private Client jurisdictional guide—Guernsey.Guernsey as a trust jurisdictionWhilst there are...
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Produced in partnership with Gavin Ferguson of Ogier 15th Jan

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