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Property: [insert name and/or address of the Property] (‘Property’)Purchaser: [insert name, address and (if applicable) company registration number of...
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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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When property markets suffer a downturn, commercial tenants with properties that are surplus to requirements face significant difficulties in...
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19th May
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date [date]Parties1[name of Seller] [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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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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19th May
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Apportioning service charge—the standard conditionsIn sales of investment properties where there are often many occupational tenancies with rental,...
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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
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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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19th May
Precedents
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
Practice notes
No suspension impliedA suspension of rent is not implied even where the tenant pays the cost of insurance. The tenant remains liable for the rent even...
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19th May
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Is the agreement a grazing licence or farm business tenancy?What is a grazing licence?A grazing licence is an agreement under which a landowner allows...
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19th May
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The Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act 1995 (LT(C)A 1995) controls the liability of former tenants and their guarantors for rent and service charge...
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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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What is a pre-emption?A pre-emption is a type of option to purchase—historically the most common and arguably the least complex (at least in the form...
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Produced in partnership with Stuart King of Blackadders and Melanie Ballantyne of Blackadders 19th May

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Is a licence to park cars in a car park personal to the parties to it? If so, does the purchaser of a car park take subject to the existing licence to...
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Produced in partnership with Emily Lam of Collyer Bristow 1st Aug
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Where an estate is left to a minor child's mother, would the mother be able to use the estate funds to set up a lifetime trust for the child that is a...
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Produced in partnership with James Brockhurst of Gowling WLG 1st Aug
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Can a tenancy at Will amount to 'parting with possession'?To constitute a tenancy, the occupier must be granted exclusive possession for a fixed or...
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Produced in partnership with David Sharpe of 12 King's Bench Walk Chambers 1st Aug
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 1st Aug
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