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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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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 ‘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
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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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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What is a letter of non-crystallisation?A letter of non-crystallisation is required by a buyer’s/lender’s solicitor to confirm that:•a floating charge...
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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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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
An adaptable Word version of this Precedent can be saved, downloaded or printed from this link:Completion statement—saleThis Precedent is a template...
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9th Nov
Precedents
1 The Grantor grants to the Grantee the right for the Grantee and his successors in title as owners or occupiers for the time being of...
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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
Precedents
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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Joint insuranceJoint insurance arises where two or more people insure separate insurable interests in the same property with the same insurer under a...
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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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Land usually becomes a village green because it has been used for sports or pastimes ‘as of right’ for not less than 20 years.Where in relation to...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 22nd Jan
Q&As
Lammas lands are a class of commonable lands. Commonable lands are lands which are held in severalty during a portion of the year, but which become...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Field Court Chambers 22nd Jan
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What is common land?The term ‘common land’ usually includes all land which is subject to rights of common, ie the rights which one or more ‘commoners’...
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15th Jan
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This Practice Note deals with amendments to the register of town and village greens (TVGs) by way of correction, rectification and deregistration in...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 15th Jan
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Registration authoritiesApplications for registration of a town and village green (TVG) are made to the registration authority for the area of land...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 15th Jan
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Registration of land as a town or village green (TVG) can prevent its development and greatly restrict its use. Applications, even if ultimately...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 15th Jan
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Importance of common landDefra guidance advises that common land can deliver a range of benefits including:•economic—grazing livestock, employment and...
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15th Jan
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The existence of a town or village green (TVG) may restrict or even prevent development. It is a criminal offence to disturb or interfere with the use...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 15th Jan

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