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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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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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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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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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What is a headline rent?In a falling market, landlords frequently offer tenants financial inducements to take a lease in order to maintain the level...
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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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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
Precedents
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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Sale by a mortgagee destroys the equity of redemption in the mortgaged property. The sale defeats the rights of all subsequent incumbrancers, whose...
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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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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
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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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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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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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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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Precedents
1Change of control1.1In this clause the following definitions apply:Authorised Controller[s]•[[name] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with...
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12th Feb
Precedents
The [assignment OR transfer] of the [Property OR [insert appropriate definition for the property being assigned]] shall contain the following...
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12th Feb
Practice notes
The fact that an overseas company is a seller, buyer, landlord, tenant, guarantor or mortgagee in relation to the sale or leasing of land in England...
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5th Feb
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Incorporated v unincorporated charitiesThere are currently a number of incorporated or unincorporated structures that are adopted by...
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5th Feb
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The use and occupation of land often depends on the land in question having the benefit of easements — for example, a right of way or a right of...
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1st Feb
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering the recognition and enforcement of judgments. For general...
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Produced in partnership with Cara North of Lipman Karas 29th Jan
Precedents
This Agreement is made on [date]Parties1[Insert name of party] [of [insert address] OR a company incorporated in [England and Wales] under number...
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28th Jan
Q&As
We refer you to Precedent: Pie crust lease which contains a definition of ‘inherent defect’ and an exclusion at clause 15.4. We would refer you also...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
Section 52 of the Law of Property Act 1925 (LPA 1925) is of relevance to this scenario. Section 52 provides that all conveyances of land or of any...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 22nd Jan
Q&As
Guaranteed rentThe usual meaning of a rental guarantee in a residential property context is that a seller/developer of a property will guarantee to...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
Local authority searchThe local authority (LA) search is a search of the LAs records in respect of the property. It is made up of three forms: LLC1,...
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22nd Jan
Practice notes
Execution of deedsMost deeds entered into in the course of a property transaction will require substantive registration or the making of entries on...
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20th Jan
Practice notes
Sources of partnership lawThe main body of law governing a general partnership formed under English law (as opposed to a limited liability...
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18th Jan
Practice notes
To be a deed, an instrument must be validly executed:•by the person executing it or a person authorised to execute it in the name of or on behalf of...
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15th Jan
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Ordinarily, a transfer of land must be made by deed. However, where:•the estate of a deceased person includes a legal or equitable interest in...
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15th Jan

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