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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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19th May
Precedents
 LR1. Date of the lease[date]LR2. Title Number(s)LR2.1 Landlord's title number(s)[title numbers out of which this Lease is granted. Leave blank if not...
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19th May
Practice notes
Overreaching—sales by trustees of landBroadly, the doctrine of overreaching enables purchasers (which includes tenants and mortgagees) in good faith...
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19th May
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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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19th May
Practice notes
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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19th May
Practice notes
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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19th May
Precedents
This Deed is made on [insert date]PARTIES1[insert name of the owner of the Servient Land] [ of [insert address] OR incorporated in England and Wales...
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19th May
Practice notes
What is an unincorporated association?In Koeppler, an unincorporated association was described as ‘an association of persons bound together by...
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19th May
Practice notes
Law Society practice notes clarify the Law Society's position on good practice in relation to particular issues and areas of law but are not intended...
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19th May
Practice notes
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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19th May
Practice notes
Ownership, leasing or any other permitted use of land normally requires access to it to obtain the benefit of the land. The public are allowed to use...
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Produced in partnership with Stuart King of Blackadders and Melanie Ballantyne of Blackadders 19th May
Precedents
EXPLANATORY NOTE: IN THIS PRECEDENT, INSERT THE NAME OF THE GUARANTOR WHERE PROMPTED TO DO SO. OTHERWISE, TO KEEP THIS DECLARATION IN LINE WITH THE...
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19th May
Practice notes
See Practice Note: Modification and discharge of restrictive covenants—the statutory route in relation to the statutory route.Express releaseA...
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19th May
Precedents
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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19th May
Practice notes
What is a lease surrender?A lease surrender is a mutual agreement between the landlord and the tenant that the lease will determine before the end of...
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19th May

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Report on construction documentation[insert name of property]Executive summary[insert a general summary of the construction documents/highlight any...
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27th Jul
Practice notes
Telecoms leases—the previous Electronic Communications Code—drafting points and due diligence [Archived]ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is...
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27th Jul
Precedents
Report on title—long formProperty: [insert name and/or address of the Property] (‘Property’)Purchaser: [insert name, address and (if applicable)...
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27th Jul
Practice notes
Occupiers and overriding interestsOverriding interests are interests which are binding on property even though they are not shown on the register....
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23rd Jul
Practice notes
Land registration—fraud and identity checksCoronavirus (COVID-19): HM Land Registry has introduced a new Practice Guide 67A: temporary changes to HM...
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21st Jul
Precedents
Report on title—short formProperty: [insert name and/or address of the Property] (‘Property’)Purchaser: [insert name, address and (if applicable)...
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14th Jul
Practice notes
Joining or dealing with unincorporated associationsFORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 22 March 2021, the government published its response to the Law Commission’s...
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9th Jul
Practice notes
Energy performance certificates (EPCs)—what are they and when are they required?Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a...
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25th Jun
Precedents
Report on title—occupational lease report for leasehold occupierLease of [name of Property] (the Property)[Schedule [number]]Landlord: [details] (the...
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24th Jun
Precedents
Report on title—property report for leasehold occupierTo: The [directors OR partnership][Insert the Tenant’s name, address and (if applicable) company...
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22nd Jun
Precedents
Investment acquisition—lease exceptions [Archived]This Precedent has been archived. For maintained precedent reports on title, see Report on...
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17th Jun
Precedents
Investment acquisition —occupational lease [Archived]This Precedent has been archived. For maintained precedent reports on title, see Report on...
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17th Jun
Practice notes
Minimum energy efficiency standards (MEES)—non-domestic property—transactional issuesCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before...
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11th Jun
Practice notes
Environmental due diligence—leasesA number of environmental liability issues can arise in property transactions. See Practice Notes: Environmental...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 8th Jun
Q&As
Is a landlord or right to manage company under a duty to provide the requisite information to enable the seller of one of their leasehold properties...
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6th Jun
Q&As
In the context of a sale contract and a potential overriding interest, is there any legislative requirement for the signature of a person in actual...
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6th Jun
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As the owner of land that borders a river where the riverbed is registered in the name of another, can I fish in the river?Is the river tidal or...
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