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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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What is a Quistclose trust?A Quistclose trust is an example of an ‘automatic’ resulting trust, ie a trust which arises where property is transferred...
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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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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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There are three different ways by which an easement can be implied at common law:•necessity•intended use•the rule in Wheeldon v BurrowsThe implied...
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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
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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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
Precedents
Transfer of partPrecedent transferAn adaptable Word version of the precedent form TP1 can be downloaded, saved or printed from this link:Drafting...
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9th Nov
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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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Effect of appointmentA fixed charge receiver is appointed under a legal charge or mortgage and only has power to deal with and dispose of the charged...
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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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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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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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Under s 45 Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (the ‘1993 Act’)Flat:[insert address and description of the Property]To:[insert...
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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
Precedents
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
Precedents
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
Precedents
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
Precedents
Green LeasesThe Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has developed model form green lease clauses covering definitions, co-operation obligations,...
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14th Feb
Practice notes
What is a grid connection?A grid connection allows a user to connect to the local network or ‘grid’ so they can receive or produce electricity. A...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson of Igloo Energy 12th Feb
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Brexit impactAs of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State, but it has entered an implementation period during which it...
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12th Feb
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The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development Order) 1995, SI 1995/418 (in Wales) and the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted...
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11th Feb
Q&As
What if a seller has purchased CRC allowances that haven't been surrendered?As a result of the prospective sale of part or all of his undertaking, a...
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Produced in partnership with Noy Trounson of DLA Piper 10th Feb
Q&As
Where the obligation for an EPC is triggered in respect of a mixed use building:•a separate EPC is required for each dwelling within the building,...
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10th Feb
Practice notes
What is an enhanced capital allowance?An enhanced capital allowance (ECA) is a tax relief for businesses on their investments in certain categories of...
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Produced in partnership with Begonia Filgueira FIEMA of Acuity Legal 9th Feb
Practice notes
The role of the Crown EstateIn many jurisdictions, the licensing of offshore activity is dealt with by the state or by a single state body or...
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Produced in partnership with Anthony Alderman of Womble Bond Dickinson 9th Feb
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Background to the schemeThe Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government had an agreement, known as the Statement of Principles (SoP), in...
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Produced in partnership with Groundsure and Burges Salmon 8th 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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5th Feb
Practice notes
Why do environmental issues need to be considered at the outset of a corporate transaction?It is important that environmental and health & safety...
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4th Feb
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Why are lenders concerned about environmental risk?The ever growing number of environmental laws has affected the way that lenders perceive...
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4th Feb
Practice notes
Contaminated land'Land contamination' is a general term used to describe any land that may be contaminated in some way. 'Contaminated land', is a...
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3rd Feb
Practice notes
Introduction to flood searchesFlooding has become an increasing environmental risk in the UK, with significant impacts for homeowners and businesses....
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 3rd Feb
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The Law Society first issued its practice note on flood risk on 23 May 2013 due to the increasing risk properties face from flooding and the knock on...
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2nd Feb

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