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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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Agreements for sale of commercial propertyThe Standard Commercial Property Conditions (First Edition) were published in May 1999. At that stage it had...
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19th May
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The principle of subrogationSubrogation is the right of an insurer, once it has made payment to its insured for loss covered by an insurance policy,...
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19th May
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DateD [date]Parties1[name of Landlord] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office is...
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19th May
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Land charges are registered to protect the interests, in unregistered land, of a person who does not hold the title deeds and thus cannot physically...
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19th May
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A deed (such as a TR1) is valid and binding if the essential ingredients of execution as a deed, attestation and delivery as a deed are all present:...
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19th May
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Date [date]Parties1[name of (first) Seller] [and [name of second Seller] both] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales (with company registration...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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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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Date: [date]Parties1[name of Owner] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office is at]...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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The advantages of taking collateral security from a third party to secure the principal debt are that:•the mortgagee may not need to have recourse to...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Disposal and devolutionThe equity of redemption arises as soon as the mortgage is made. It is an interest in the land which the mortgagor...
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19th May

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Produced in partnership with Philip Patterson of Gatehouse Chambers 27th Jul
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Powers of attorney in commercial transactionsCommercial lawyers will regularly come across situations where third parties are executing documents as...
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Precedents
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Produced in partnership with James Beeton of 12 King's Bench Walk and Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas of 12 King's Bench Walk 6th Jul
Precedents
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