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Rent Review MemorandumLandlord•[insert full name of Landlord] [of [insert address] OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration...
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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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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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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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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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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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9th Nov
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[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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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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Vitiation of an insurance policyAn insurance policy may be vitiated (or invalidated) if the insured:•misrepresents or fails to disclose any material...
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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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What is a rent deposit?A rent deposit is a sum of money that is deposited by a tenant when it takes a lease of premises as security against the...
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9th Nov
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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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Resulting trusts represent one of the three types of trust which do not require to be declared or evidenced in writing. The others are constructive...
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9th Nov
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Millett LJ subdivided types of constructive trust into two categories, distinguishing between:•the constructive trust proper, where equity intervenes...
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9th Nov
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The Standard Conditions of Sale (SCS), currently in their 5th edition (2018 revision), are a set of standard conditions which are commonly...
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9th Nov
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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate...
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9th Nov

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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 12th May
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From the middle of the 19th century, Parliament encouraged individuals to give land for charitable purposes (notably education and religion) by...
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11th May
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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28th Apr
Q&As
Overriding interestsAn overriding interest is an interest in property which amounts to an exception to the general rule that in respect of registered...
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27th Apr
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To: The [directors OR partnership][Insert the Tenant’s name, address and (if applicable) company registration number]Dear [insert organisation...
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14th Apr
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: This archived Practice Note is drafted in the context of the previous/old Electronic Communications Code (the previous Code) (and highlights...
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9th Apr
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Co-ownershipWhere property is purchased in the joint names of two or more co-owners a statutory ‘trust of land’ arises. Trustee Act 1925, s 34(2)...
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8th Apr
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Overriding interests are interests which are binding on property even though they are not shown on the register. They bind both the registered...
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8th Apr
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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate...
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8th Apr
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Unincorporated associations fall into two broad categories:•charitable associations, and•‘member-interest’ associationsBoth:•will generally be...
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8th Apr
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On first registration of an estate in land, the registrar will decide what class of title can be awarded based on the quality of title that they have...
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8th Apr
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What are overriding interests?Overriding interests are interests which are binding on property even though they do not appear on the register. They...
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8th Apr
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A split reversion (also known as a severed reversion) most commonly arises when a landlord, after granting a lease of a property, disposes of their...
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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
Practice notes
Section 62 of the Law of Property Act 1925 (LPA 1925) (section 62) is, in essence, a word-saving device. However, it can also operate on a conveyance...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
In this Practice Note, receivers, administrators and liquidators will, for convenience, be referred to collectively as Insolvency Practitioners (IPs),...
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8th Apr
Q&As
A lease must demise a specific piece of property. Where a lease is granted after 19 June 2006 for a term of more than seven years (meaning that it is...
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5th Mar
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[insert name of property]Executive summary[insert details]Building contract and related documents1[Design and Build ]Contract—between (1) [insert name...
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14th Feb
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Lease of [insert name of Property] (the Property)[Schedule [insert schedule number]]Landlord: [Insert details] (the Landlord)Tenant/you: [Insert...
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12th Feb
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From: [insert name and address of proposed seller]Strictly private and confidentialTo: [insert name and address of proposed buyer or buyer’s...
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12th Feb

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