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The rule in Wheeldon v Burrows concerns the creation of easements. The rule lays down the principle that:'…on the grant by the owner of a tenement of...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Snell of New Square Chambers 19th May
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What is a profit à prendre?A profit à prendre is the right to take the products of natural growth from the land of another. Examples of profits...
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19th May
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The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Handbook (SRA Handbook 2011) which contains the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Code of Conduct (SRA...
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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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19th May
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Registrable restrictive covenantsRestrictive covenants imposed on unregistered land are registrable as D(ii) land charges unless:•entered into before...
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Guide to reviewing certificate of titleCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to...
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A starter tenancy is an assured shorthold tenancy granted by a registered provider of social housing (RP) and is similar to a local authority...
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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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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
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This Practice Note sets out the searches that should be carried out prior to completion (pre-completion searches), including priority searches (OS1...
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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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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
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The advantages of taking collateral security from a third party to secure the principal debt are that:•the mortgagee may not need to have recourse to...
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19th May
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Disposal and devolutionThe equity of redemption arises as soon as the mortgage is made. It is an interest in the land which the mortgagor...
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Commercial service charges—a practical lease negotiation guideLandlord’s service charge objectives The landlord’s main concern is to ensure that the...
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How long will a notice served under section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 be valid for before a new notice needs to be served?Section 20 of...
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Produced in partnership with Katherine Illsley of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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In respect of commercial property, what is considered 'beyond economic repair'?Paragraph 8.2 of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)...
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What limits are there, if any, on the service charge that can be recharged to residential flat owners on a mixed-use estate for privately owned public...
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Is there a template for a notice issued pursuant to section 20B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985?Section 20B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985...
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Produced in partnership with Natalie Brown of Radcliffe Chambers 1st Aug
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Where a long residential lease provides that at the end of the accounting year a certificate of any deficit or surplus must be served on the lessee...
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In a mixed use building comprising a shop and two flats let on long leases, does the commercial tenant have the protection of the consultation...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 1st Aug
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Can a landlord charge for dealing with a lessee’s request for a summary of relevant service charge costs under section 21 of the Landlord and Tenant...
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In relation to the ‘right to manage’ under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, would a block of flats let to students be considered...
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Following a section 20 consultation for major works, what options does a landlord have to demand/recover funds? Is the landlord required to follow the...
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