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A review of Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Third Edition) and practical tipsThe Third EditionThe third edition of the Standard Commercial...
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19th May
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Overriding interests are interests which are binding on property even though they are not shown on the register. They bind both the registered...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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19th May
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A deed (such as a TR1) is valid and binding if the essential ingredients of execution as a deed, attestation and delivery as a deed are all present:...
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19th May
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A starter tenancy is an assured shorthold tenancy granted by a registered provider of social housing (RP) and is similar to a local authority...
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19th May
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Ownership, leasing or any other permitted use of land normally requires access to it to obtain the benefit of the land. The public are allowed to use...
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Produced in partnership with Stuart King of Blackadders and Melanie Ballantyne of Blackadders 19th May
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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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19th May
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Date [date]Parties1[name of (first) Seller] [and [name of second Seller] both] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales (with company registration...
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19th May
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No suspension impliedA suspension of rent is not implied even where the tenant pays the cost of insurance. The tenant remains liable for the rent even...
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19th May
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Is the agreement a grazing licence or farm business tenancy?What is a grazing licence?A grazing licence is an agreement under which a landowner allows...
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19th May
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Defects in design, faulty installation or the use of inappropriate or inadequate materials when building a property can lead to significant problems...
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19th May
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EXPLANATORY NOTE: IN THIS PRECEDENT, INSERT THE NAME OF THE GUARANTOR WHERE PROMPTED TO DO SO. OTHERWISE, TO KEEP THIS DECLARATION IN LINE WITH THE...
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19th May
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The Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 (LP(MP)A 1994) sets out a number of covenants to be implied on a disposition of property,...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Fain of Tanfield Chambers 19th May
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See Practice Note: Modification and discharge of restrictive covenants—the statutory route in relation to the statutory route.Express releaseA...
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19th May

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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSE)—environmental and health and safety enquiriesCommercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 15th Sep
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Health and safety due diligence questionnaireHealth and safetyPlease supply records of any of the following where relevant:1Health and safety...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Percival of RSK 14th Sep
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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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15th Aug
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Flood reinsurance—the Flood Re schemeBackground to the schemeThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government had an agreement, known as...
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure and Burges Salmon 12th Aug
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Environmental insurance—when is it needed?What is environmental insurance?Environmental insurance is a risk transfer solution to indemnify the insured...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 11th Aug
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Environmental investigations—intrusive site investigationsWhat is an intrusive site investigation?An intrusive (phase 2) site investigation is an...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 11th Aug
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Flooding—Law Society practice note on flood riskThe Law Society first issued its practice note on flood risk on 23 May 2013 due to the increasing risk...
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11th Aug
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Environmental insurance—contractors and consultantsEnvironmental insurance is a useful way of managing environmental risks stemming from the work...
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Produced in partnership with Duncan Spencer of EDIA 11th Aug
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Environmental insurance—petrol stationsPetrol stations in the UKFrom a peak of 39,958 in the late 1960s, there are now around 8,400 petrol forecourts...
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Produced in partnership with EDIA Environmental Insurance 11th Aug
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Environmental investigations—phase 1 environmental auditsWhat is a phase 1 audit?Phase 1 environmental audits involve an independent review of an...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 11th Aug
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Environmental insurance—typesEnvironmental insuranceEnvironmental insurance is a risk transfer solution to indemnify the insured against losses...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 11th Aug
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Environmental due diligence—share purchaseThe purpose of environmental due diligenceFor general information on share purchase, see Practice Notes: Due...
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11th Aug
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Property transactions—the role of the environmental consultant (buying, selling, developing and leasing)Purchasers, sellers, landlords and tenants...
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Produced in partnership with RSK 11th Aug
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Air conditioning inspections for buildingsBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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11th Aug
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Environmental investigations—types of searches and investigationsPurpose of environmental searches and investigationsEnvironmental investigations are...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd 11th Aug
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Environmental due diligence—leasesA number of environmental liability issues can arise in property transactions. See Practice Notes: Environmental...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 11th Aug
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Control of asbestos—asbestos surveysLegal requirementsThere is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic...
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11th Aug
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Environmental issues when selling a company or businessWhy do environmental issues need to be considered at the outset of a corporate transaction?It...
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11th Aug
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Environmental due diligence—asset purchaseThe purpose of environmental due diligenceThe purpose of environmental due diligence is to:•assess the risk...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 11th Aug
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Reliance agreementThis Agreement is made on the [insert date] day of [insert month] 20[insert year]Parties1[insert name of party], a company...
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11th Aug

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