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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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9th Nov
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Resulting trusts represent one of the three types of trust which do not require to be declared or evidenced in writing. The others are constructive...
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9th Nov
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Disposal and devolutionThe equity of redemption arises as soon as the mortgage is made. It is an interest in the land which the mortgagor...
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9th Nov
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Millett LJ subdivided types of constructive trust into two categories, distinguishing between:•the constructive trust proper, where equity intervenes...
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Environmental Impact Assessment and the Habitats DirectiveIntroductionWhere EU law requires an environmental impact assessment (EIA) of a proposed...
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Produced in partnership with Heather Sargent of Landmark Chambers 15th May
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Types of planning enforcementWhere it appears to a local planning authority (LPA) that a breach of planning control has occurred, it has discretion to...
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15th May
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Waste planningWaste planning authoritiesWaste planning authorities (WPAs) are authorities with responsibility for the land-use planning control of...
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15th May
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Permitted development rights for renewable energy technologiesThe Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995, SI 1995/418...
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Appropriate assessment under the Habitats DirectiveThe EU Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (OJ L 206, 22.7.1992) (EU Habitats Directive), as it continues...
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Environmental impact assessments—key pointsCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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15th May
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Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs)What is a Site of Special Scientific Interest?Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs) give legal...
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15th May
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Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—non-domestic property—exemptions and PRS Exemptions RegisterCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to...
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Environment Agency guidance for planning applications in EnglandIntroductionPlanning applications have to be determined in accordance with the...
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15th May
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Insurance mediation activities—regulatory requirements [Archived]This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. It relates to the...
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Environmental Permitting Regulations 2016—permits, applications and exemptionsCoronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption...
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Environment (Wales) Act 2016—snapshotThe Welsh Government introduced the Environment (Wales) Bill (E(W) Bill) on 11 May 2015. The Environment (Wales)...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Victoria Jenkins of Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University 15th May
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Grid connection—key rulesWhat is a grid connection?A grid connection allows a user to connect to the local network or ‘grid’ so they can receive or...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 15th May
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Priority species and habitatsUK Biodiversity Action Plan The first UK Biodiversity Action Plan (UK BAP) was drawn up in January 1994. It described the...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd and Burges Salmon 15th May
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