Site acquisition and vacant possession

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The ‘ad medium filum’ rule is a rebuttable presumption that an owner of land which abuts either: • a public or private highway, or • a non-tidal river or stream also owns...

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Date [insert date of agreement in its full format Day-Month-Year] Parties 1 [insert name of Landlord] [of OR whose registered office is at] [insert address] [incorporated...

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Date [insert date of agreement in its full format Day-Month-Year] Parties 1 [insert name of Landlord] [of OR whose registered office is at] [insert address] [incorporated...

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Date [insert date of agreement in its full format Day-Month-Year] Parties 1 [insert name of Landlord] [of OR whose registered office is at] [insert address] [incorporated...

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Where a tenant has protection under Part II of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954), service by the landlord of a contractual notice to exercise a break clause...

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This Agreement is made on [date]. Parties 1 [insert name of Seller] [of [insert address][ and whose address for service in England and Wales is [insert address]] OR...

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This Agreement is made on [date]. Parties 1 [insert name of Seller] [of [insert address][ and whose address for service in England and Wales is [insert address]] OR...

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In all but the simplest cases and particularly with development land, a fixed price may not be sufficient and the price will be based on the market value of the land. An...

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Option agreements are strictly construed and the option may be lost if the option holder does not exercise it correctly. The option agreement is a contract for sale and...

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A call option is (generally) an equitable interest in land and must be protected by registration in order to bind the grantor’s successors in title. The exception is...

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The two most common methods available to challenge a planning decision are judicial review and statutory review. See Practice Notes: Scope of judicial review in planning...

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Introduction Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a charge levied in respect of development. The legislative basis for CIL is found in Part 11 of the Planning Act 2008...

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Contracts often provide for a condition or conditions to be satisfied before completion takes place (eg obtaining planning permission) or, in some cases,...

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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). Common conditions are: •...

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Consecrated land—Church of England For the purposes of this section of this Practice Note, consecrated land means any land or building which has been the subject of a...

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What are conservation covenants? As a concept, conservation covenants are private, voluntary agreements between a landowner and responsible body, such as a conservation...

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What is the Code? The Consumer Code for Homebuilders (the Code) came into effect in April 2010. It is an industry-led code of conduct for home builders and was developed...

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ARCHIVED: This Precedent incorporates the Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Second Edition) and is no longer maintained. The Third Edition of the Standard...

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This Agreement is made on [date]. Parties 1 [insert name of Seller] [of [insert address] [and whose address for service in England and Wales is [insert address]] OR...

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A contract for the sale of land, or of any interest in land, is void unless it complies with Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989, s 2 (LP(MP)A 1989). It...

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Date [insert date of surrender] Parties 1 [insert name of Landlord] of [insert address] [incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [insert...

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ARCHIVED: This Precedent incorporates the Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Second Edition) and is no longer maintained. The Third Edition of the Standard...

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What options exist for development sites? On acquiring land for development, a developer must consider what electricity lines and cables exist under or above the site and...

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Nature of the condition It is common for contracts for the sale of commercial property to be drafted on the basis that completion of the transaction is conditional upon...

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Agreements made under section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (TCPA 1990) (formerly section 52 agreements), also known as 'planning obligations' and ‘s 106...

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The use and occupation of land often depends on the land in question having the benefit of easements — for example, a right of way or a right of drainage. These rights...

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Practical application Positive covenants Enlargement of a long lease into a freehold can be used to preserve positive covenants as, following enlargement, the freehold is...

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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation...

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Date [insert date of agreement] Parties 1 [insert name of Seller] [ of [insert address]][ incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [insert...

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Exclusivity agreements (lockout agreements) are used where the buyer wants to prevent the seller from negotiating for the sale of the property with any other...

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