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An adaptable Word version of this Precedent can be saved, downloaded or printed from this link:Completion statement—saleThis Precedent is a template...
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19th May
Practice notes
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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19th May
Practice notes
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
Precedents
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
Practice notes
Subject to contractIf a party who strikes a bargain wishes to make it clear that it does not intend to enter into a binding contract until a formal...
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19th May
Practice notes
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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19th May
Practice notes
There are three different ways by which an easement can be implied at common law:•necessity•intended use•the rule in Wheeldon v BurrowsThe implied...
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19th May
Practice notes
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
Overriding interests are interests which are binding on property even though they are not shown on the register. They bind both the registered...
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19th May
Practice notes
A ‘mortgage cure’ clause (or ‘mortgagee protection’ clause) provides some protection to lenders in relation to the landlord’s rights to forfeit a...
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19th May
Practice notes
An employee who lives in premises owned by their employer in order to perform their duties as an employee and who has exclusive possession of those...
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19th May
Practice notes
Merger may determine a lease when both the lease and the reversion on that lease become vested in the same person and that person holds both interests...
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19th May
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): Due to the effects and impact of coronavirus (COVID-19), consideration should be given to all longstop dates when drafting and...
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Produced in partnership with Emma Gray of Blackadders and Melanie Ballantyne of Blackadders 19th May
Practice notes
An exclusivity agreement (lockout agreements) may be used where the buyer wants to prevent the seller from negotiating for the sale of the property...
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19th May
Practice notes
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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Practice notes
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24th Jun
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24th Jun
Practice notes
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24th Jun
Q&As
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Precedents
Licence for alterationsDate [date]Parties1[name of Landlord] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose...
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Precedents
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