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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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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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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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Subject to contractIf a party who strikes a bargain wishes to make it clear that it does not intend to enter into a binding contract until a formal...
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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
Precedents
[To be printed on Landlord’s letterheaded paper]Our Ref:Date:To: [insert name of Tenant]From: [insert name of previous Landlord] [of [insert address]...
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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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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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How should the money be transmitted?Most contracts relating to commercial property incorporate either the second or third editions of the Standard...
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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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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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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 9th Mar
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When can enforcing authorities carry out remediation work?Enforcing authorities have power to do what is 'appropriate' by way of remediation under the...
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9th Mar
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On 13 April 2016, the Law Society issued an updated practice note on contaminated land. Prior to this, the practice note dated 18 December 2014,...
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9th Mar
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Public nuisancePublic nuisance involves a nuisance being carried out, which affects a section of the general public. It has been defined as: 'acts or...
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9th Mar
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The Green DealThe Green Deal is a scheme, originally designed by the government, now backed by private investors, that enables landlords and tenants...
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9th Mar
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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos...
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9th Mar
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Purchasers and vendors consider a range of issues when undertaking due diligence during a commercial transaction for acquisition or sale of a...
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Produced in partnership with RSK 9th Mar
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Requirement for remediationEnforcing authorities must ensure that any land they identify as contaminated land under the Environmental Protection Act...
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9th Mar
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Reviewed by Professor Richard MacroryRegulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 (RESA 2008) enables regulators to be given powers to deal with...
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9th Mar
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Discharges of pollutants to surface water, groundwater or public sewer generally require an environmental permit or consent. This Practice Note looks...
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9th Mar
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Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) are industry standard pre-contract enquiries used in commercial property transactions. CPSEs are...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 9th Mar
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Summary of the Water Act 2014The purpose of the Water Act 2014 (WA 2014) is to help reform the water industry by making it more innovative and...
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9th Mar
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The Green Deal is a scheme, originally designed by the government, now backed by private investors, that enables individuals and businesses to make...
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9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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PenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’)....
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Produced in partnership with Lee Hughes of Lincoln House Chambers 9th Mar
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What is an agreement on liabilities?Parties to a transaction may decide to address the allocation of known or potential remediation costs under the...
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9th Mar
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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 9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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Produced in partnership with Shoosmiths 9th Mar
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