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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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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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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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In Scotland, at common law, a lease does not actually end on the specified expiry date (ish) unless:•either party gives correct and timeous...
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Produced in partnership with Kenneth S Gerber of Mitchells Roberton 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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The rule against derogation from grant applies in addition to any obligation of quiet enjoyment. It is not excluded by an express covenant for quiet...
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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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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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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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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
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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 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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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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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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9th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the COVID-19 outbreak....
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9th Nov

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The green lease toolkit issued by the Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) aims to improve sustainability and reduce the environmental footprint of...
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28th Nov
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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28th Nov
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Tenants should be aware that if their property is rated as being below the required energy efficiency level by 2018, then it is likely that they will...
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28th Nov
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1DefinitionsContamination•the presence or accumulation of any Hazardous Substances at, in, on, under or around the PremisesEnvironment•all or any of...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 28th Nov
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1DefinitionsContamination•the presence or accumulation of any Hazardous Substances at, in, on or under the PremisesAggravated Contamination•any...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 28th Nov
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Green LeasesThe Better Buildings Partnership (BBP) has developed model form green lease clauses covering definitions, co-operation obligations,...
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28th Nov
Q&As
STOP PRESS: The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, SI 2016/1154 come into force on 1 January 2017. The regulations...
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28th Nov
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Definitions (General)Competent Authority•any authority which has jurisdiction in relation to the Property, its occupation or use;Lockdown•any period...
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27th Nov
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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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26th Nov
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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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26th Nov
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 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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26th Nov
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 LR1. Date of the lease[insert the date in its full format DD-Month-Year]LR2. Title Number(s)LR2.1 Landlord's title number(s)[insert title numbers out...
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26th Nov
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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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26th Nov
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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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26th Nov
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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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26th Nov
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 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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26th Nov
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[To be printed on landlord’s letterheaded paper]Your Ref:Our Ref:Date:From: [insert full name of Landlord][ of [insert address] OR incorporated in...
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26th Nov
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Important—this lease is a legally binding document. Before signing it you should read it carefully to ensure that it contains everything you do want...
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26th Nov
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Definitions (General)Competent Authority•any authority which has jurisdiction in relation to the Property, its occupation or use;Lockdown•any period...
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26th Nov
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1Service charge clause: landlord to provide extra services to comply with pandemic legislation/guidelinesOn the assumption that there is a list of...
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26th Nov

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