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The third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions was published on 27 April 2017 a...
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9th Nov
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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Rent Review MemorandumLandlord•[insert full name of Landlord] [of [insert address] OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration...
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9th Nov
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The Third EditionThe third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions was published on 27 April 2017. It is an update to Standard...
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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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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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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 16th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 16th Apr
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 13th Apr
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Waste offencesThe regulation of waste is governed by Part II of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (EPA 1990), and the Environmental Permitting...
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12th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): To help businesses cope with the disruption caused by Coronavirus, COVID-19, the Environment Agency (EA) has published a...
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Produced in partnership with Craig Burman of Schofield Sweeney 9th Apr
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Environmental enforcement principlesThree principles form the basis of environmental protection in the UK:•the preventative principle—promotes the...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 9th Apr
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Who may be liable?Anyone who is an 'appropriate person' may be liable for remediation of contaminated land under Part IIA of the Environmental...
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8th Apr
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Nuisance claims are recognised in the following way:•private nuisance—interference with the use/enjoyment of land causing injury•public nuisance—an...
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8th Apr
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LiabilityThe leading case on damage to property caused by encroaching tree roots is Delaware, in which the House of Lords stated that liability is to...
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8th Apr
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Noise is one of the categories of statutory nuisance. Noise nuisance covered by statute includes:•noise in the street from vehicles, equipment,...
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8th Apr
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Damage and disruption caused by building works are usually the subject of a claim in trespass, nuisance or negligence. This Practice Note briefly...
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8th Apr
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Waste planning authoritiesWaste planning authorities (WPAs) are authorities with responsibility for the land-use planning control of waste management....
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8th Apr
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Where it appears to a local planning authority (LPA) that a breach of planning control has occurred, it has discretion to take enforcement action...
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8th Apr
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'Waste' is defined in the Waste Framework Directive 2008 (rWFD) as any substance or object which the holder discards or intends or is required to...
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8th Apr
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Water pollutionWater pollution can kill fish and aquatic life, impact drinking supplies, reduce water quality and pollute beaches.There are many type...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 7th Apr
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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7th Apr
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Water discharge and groundwater activitiesWater discharge activities or ground water activities offences are regulated by the Environmental Permitting...
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1st Apr
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Types of contaminated land liabilitiesThere are several types of liabilities associated with land contamination that are summarised in the table...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 24th Mar
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The Sentencing Council has published offence specific sentencing guidelines for use in the magistrates’ courts and Crown Courts in England and Wales...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Badger of 6 Pump Court 22nd Mar
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Introduction to flood riskIt has been estimated that around six million homes in the UK (approximately one in six) are at risk of flooding from one or...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 9th Mar

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