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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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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The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Handbook (SRA Handbook 2011) which contains the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Code of Conduct (SRA...
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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
Precedents
Transfer of partPrecedent transferAn adaptable Word version of the precedent form TP1 can be downloaded, saved or printed from this link:Drafting...
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9th Nov
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When transferring an interest in land, any fixtures form part of the land and are transferred with it, unless there is express provision to the...
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9th Nov
Precedents
[To be printed on Landlord’s letterheaded paper]Our Ref:Date:To: [insert name of Tenant]From: [insert name of previous Landlord] [of [insert address]...
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Precedents
Panel 11 (transfer of whole)/panel 12 (transfer of part)—Additional provisions1Definitions[Lease•the lease particulars of which are set out in...
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9th Nov
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The ‘ad medium filum’ rule is a rebuttable presumption that an owner of land which abuts either:•a public or private highway, or•a non-tidal river or...
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9th Nov
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The rule against derogation from grant applies in addition to any obligation of quiet enjoyment. It is not excluded by an express covenant for quiet...
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9th Nov
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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...
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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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Manorial rights are relics of the feudal system of land tenure. They can still exist in relation to land that:•is former copyhold land, or•was...
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9th Nov
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A benevolent fund is an institution, including a body of trustees, which holds funds on trust for the purpose of relieving poverty amongst a defined...
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Nature of mortgages and chargesMortgages and charges are distinct forms of security. A mortgage can be legal or equitable and involves the transfer of...
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9th Nov
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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate...
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Can you grant a lease of a highway which has rights of vehicle access?A highway at common law is a way over which there exists a public right of...
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Practice notes
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SDLT chargeable considerationThis Practice Note looks at the meaning of chargeable consideration, which determines the amount of stamp duty land tax...
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2% SDLT surcharge for non-residentsFrom 1 April 2021, non-UK residents that buy residential property in England and Northern Ireland pay a 2%...
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SDLT chargeable consideration—leasesThe amount of stamp duty land tax (SDLT) payable on a chargeable transaction is determined by reference to the...
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Precedents
2% SDLT surcharge for non-residents—training materialsThese Training Materials cover the 2% stamp duty land tax (SDLT) surcharge that applies from 1...
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14th May
Practice notes
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13th May
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The finance partiesThis Practice Note considers the key finance parties involved in a syndicated loan arrangement or syndicated loan facility. It...
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13th May
Q&As
Do mixed use buildings require separate EPCs for each part of the building?Where the obligation for an EPC is triggered in respect of a mixed use...
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13th May
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