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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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Official search with priority—registered land or seller’s title pending first registrationHow and when to search?An official search with priority will...
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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 ‘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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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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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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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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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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The implied or deemed surrender and re-grant of a lease arises where an agreed variation of the terms of the original lease is so fundamental that the...
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9th Nov
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Contracts are often drafted on the basis that a condition or conditions must be satisfied before completion takes place (a condition precedent)....
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9th Nov
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This Deed is made on [date]Parties1[name of person releasing the covenants] [of [insert address] OR incorporated in England and Wales with company...
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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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A sub-sale is where A contracts to sell a property to B but, before completing the purchase from A, B then contracts to sell the property to C. There...
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9th Nov

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UNESCO estimates that 64% of the world’s wetlands have disappeared since the beginning of the last century. In most regions across the world, wetlands...
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14th Feb
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Japanese knotweed locationsJapanese knotweed can be found almost all over the country. It can readily grow in nutrient-poor or contaminated soils,...
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Produced in partnership with Phlorum and Groundsure 14th Feb
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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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'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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14th Feb
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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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14th Feb
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What does riparian ownership mean and who does it affect?‘If you own land or property next to a river, stream or ditch you are a riparian...
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 14th Feb
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Parties1[insert name of licensor] [of [insert address] OR company number [insert company number] whose registered office is at [insert address]] (the...
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14th Feb
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Brexit impact11pm (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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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 14th Feb
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Health and safetyPlease supply records of any of the following where relevant:1Health and safety certifications (eg OHSAS 18001/ISO 45004 or...
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Produced in partnership with Warren Percival of RSK 14th Feb
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This Agreement is made on the [insert date] day of [insert month] 20[insert year]Parties1[insert name of party], a company incorporated in [England...
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Brexit impact11pm (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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DefinitionsIn this clause [1] the following definitions apply:End of Term Environmental Report•an intrusive phase 2 soil and groundwater investigation...
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1DefinitionsContamination•the presence or accumulation of any Hazardous Substances at, in, on or under the PremisesAggravated Contamination•any...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 14th Feb
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Brexit impact11pm (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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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 14th Feb
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Environment Health and SafetyPlease provide the following:1Copies of all environmental reports relating to the Property or the business of the Company...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 14th Feb
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Date [______________________________20[insert]]Parties1[Consultant] (incorporated and registered in England and Wales under company registration...
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14th Feb
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Brexit impact11pm (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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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 14th Feb
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Environment Health & SafetyPlease provide the following:1Copies of all environmental reports relating to the Property or the Business including any...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 14th Feb
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Brexit impact11pm (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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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 14th Feb
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Green LeasesThe Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has developed model form green lease clauses covering definitions, co-operation obligations,...
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