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A benevolent fund is an institution, including a body of trustees, which holds funds on trust for the purpose of relieving poverty amongst a defined...
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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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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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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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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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Transfer of partPrecedent transferAn adaptable Word version of the precedent form TP1 can be downloaded, saved or printed from this link:Drafting...
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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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Contracts are often drafted on the basis that a condition or conditions must be satisfied before completion takes place (a condition precedent)....
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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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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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Firstly, it is important to ensure that what is being dealt with is a true licence. Our Practice Note: Using licences and tenancies at will gives some...
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23rd Nov
Precedents
Date [date]Parties1[full name of Licensor] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office...
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19th Nov
Q&As
A contractual licence to occupy is a personal contractual agreement allowing the licensee to occupy premises on a non-exclusive basis, usually for a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 17th Nov
Precedents
Date [date]Parties1[full name of Licensor] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office...
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11th Nov
Q&As
The key differences are that exclusive possession is given to the tenant under a tenancy at Will whereas a licence will not grant the occupier...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Fain of Tanfield Chambers 30th Oct
Q&As
For the purpose of this Q&A we have assumed that an implied Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 protected tenancy has arisen following expiry of a contracted...
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30th Sep
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See Practice Note: Using licences and tenancies at will which may be useful in determining whether there is a tenancy at will. In particular, Using...
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29th Sep
Q&As
We refer you to our Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents:•Licence to occupy or share—room—house or flat: Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents...
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29th Sep
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Section 29A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) provides that the time limit for either party to apply to the court for a new lease is:•the...
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29th Sep
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The status of an Almshouse occupier will depend on the nature and circumstances of the occupation. In Watts v Stewart the occupier was found to have...
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29th Sep
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Recovering possession of commercial tenancy where there are rent arrears but no forfeiture clauseIn order to be entitled to forfeit the breach will...
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29th Sep
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Case studyA landlord wants to recover possession of premises occupied by a tenant for over 20 years. There is no written tenancy agreement. The tenant...
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Produced in partnership with David Sharpe of 12 King's Bench Walk Chambers 29th Sep
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Generally, an assignment of a lease does not lead to it being determined. A lease may be determined only in one of certain recognised ways, ie:•by...
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29th Sep

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