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The second edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions came into force on 1 June 2004 and these conditions are incorporated into many...
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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 12th Jan
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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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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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What is a letter of non-crystallisation?A letter of non-crystallisation is required by a buyer’s/lender’s solicitor to confirm that:•a floating charge...
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9th Nov
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Sale by a mortgagee destroys the equity of redemption in the mortgaged property. The sale defeats the rights of all subsequent incumbrancers, whose...
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9th 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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9th Nov
Precedents
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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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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Effect of appointmentA fixed charge receiver is appointed under a legal charge or mortgage and only has power to deal with and dispose of the charged...
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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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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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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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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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9th Nov

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Date [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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13th Apr
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Date [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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13th Apr
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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12th Apr
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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Produced in partnership with ELM Law 8th Apr
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The Landlord and Tenant Act 1927 (LTA 1927) allows a tenant to serve notice stating its intention to carry out specified improvements. If the landlord...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note discusses a tenant’s considerations when negotiating alteration provisions in a rack rent commercial lease that is a new lease for...
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8th Apr
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Defects in design, faulty installation or the use of inappropriate or inadequate materials when building a property can lead to significant problems...
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8th Apr
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Statutory provisionsSection 143 of the Law of Property Act 1925 provides that where a licence is granted to a tenant to do any act, the licence,...
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8th Apr
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A charity may be involved in a construction project:•to fulfil its charitable objectives (eg the construction of social housing)•to provide office or...
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8th Apr
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Unless there is clear wording to the contrary (eg a schedule of condition), a covenant to repair requires the tenant to undertake work that, having...
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8th Apr
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Please note that the obligations to make reasonable adjustments to the physical feature of common parts are not yet in force. Therefore, until such...
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8th Apr
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Meaning of rebuildingDepending on context, the Court of Appeal confirmed that rebuilding meant more than the reconstruction of the existing buildings....
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8th Apr
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Landlord’s repair objectivesThe key aims for the landlord are to: •shift as much responsibility for the repair of the premises as it can onto the...
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8th Apr
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Without some express or implied permission, a tenant is not permitted to make alterations outside of the demised premises: such access or works will...
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8th Apr
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Reinstatement of alterations can be very contentious. Landlords may be left with a property in an unlettable state or tenants may find that they are...
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8th Apr
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In the absence of an express covenant to repair in a lease, a landlord or tenant’s liability to repair will be limited, and in respect of landlords...
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8th Apr
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Common law—implied termsReasonable care and skillWhere a purchaser buys a house from a builder:•in the course of construction, or •who contracts to...
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8th Apr
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Fitness for human habitationImplied covenantWith effect from 20 March 2019, section 1 of the Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation) Act 2018 (H(FHH)A...
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8th Apr
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This Practice Note sets out the aims of the Pre-action Protocol for Housing Condition Cases (England) (the Protocol), in force from 13 January 2020,...
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8th Apr
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In the absence of an express provision in the lease (which is rare), a landlord has an absolute right to refuse consent to alterations outside the...
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8th Apr

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