Property insolvency

Property insolvency guidance:

Accepting a surrender can be the quickest way for a landlord to regain possession of the premises from an insolvent tenant. It circumvents the extra requirements before...

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Real estate often forms part of the assets of an insolvent company to be sold by an administrator and can frequently be key to a potential buyer so it can continue the...

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STOP PRESS: Since 25 April 2017, it has been mandatory to use electronic filing (e-filing) in all jurisdictions of the Rolls Building, which includes the Insolvency and...

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When a bankruptcy order is made, a bankrupt’s property normally automatically vests in the Official Receiver/trustee in bankruptcy. However, property owned by the...

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Equity of exoneration Where the property of a spouse is charged in order to raise money for the payment of the first spouse’s debts or otherwise for his or her benefit,...

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When an individual is adjudicated bankrupt, his property (with the exception of an interest in various short-term residential tenancies in certain circumstances) vests in...

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The receiver’s duty The duty owed by a receiver to a mortgagor when selling a property is the same as that owed by the mortgagee to a mortgagor: • in exercising his power...

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Dissolution A company is dissolved (or deemed dissolved) following: • liquidation • administration • striking off its name off the register by the Registrar of Companies...

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In this Practice Note, receivers, administrators and liquidators will, for convenience, be referred to collectively as Insolvency Practitioners (IPs), although it is not...

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Land Charges searches are not required for dealings with registered land, but if you are acting for a lender in connection with a charge over an interest in property,...

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Right to recover rent The commercial rent arrears recovery (CRAR) regime allows landlords to seize a tenant’s goods from the demised premises in order to...

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Background Certain transactions entered into by a company within a specified period before insolvency may be set aside, or otherwise adjusted, by the court on the...

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Eligibility Part VI of the County Courts Act 1984 (CCA 1984) introduces a new form of administration procedure for debtors who do not have any business debts and whose...

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Prudential Assurance v PRG Powerhouse first highlighted the potential use of a company voluntary arrangement (CVA) for 'guarantee stripping', where the beneficiary of a...

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What is a CVA? A company voluntary arrangement (CVA) is an arrangement between a company and its creditors, supervised by an IP (who is known as the supervisor once the...

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What is a DRO? DROs are 'a new and simplified way of wiping the slate clean for debtors who are too poor to go bankrupt.' A DRO is made in respect of qualifying debts. A...

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