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When property markets suffer a downturn, commercial tenants with properties that are surplus to requirements face significant difficulties in...
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9th Nov
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Damages or injunction — the testThe primary remedy for breach of a restrictive covenant is a permanent injunction to restrain the breach. However, the...
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9th Nov
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Official search with priority—registered land or seller’s title pending first registrationHow and when to search?An official search with priority will...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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What is a headline rent?In a falling market, landlords frequently offer tenants financial inducements to take a lease in order to maintain the level...
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9th Nov
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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...
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9th Nov
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Panel 11 (transfer of whole)/panel 12 (transfer of part)—Additional provisions1Definitions[Lease•the lease particulars of which are set out in...
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9th Nov
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[To be printed on Landlord’s letterheaded paper]Our Ref:Date:To: [insert name of Tenant]From: [insert name of previous Landlord] [of [insert address]...
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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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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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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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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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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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9th Nov
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Joint insuranceJoint insurance arises where two or more people insure separate insurable interests in the same property with the same insurer under a...
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9th Nov
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Under s 45 Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (the ‘1993 Act’)Flat:[insert address and description of the Property]To:[insert...
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9th Nov

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 9th Apr
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We are not aware of any authority as to whether or not a Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 (LTA 1954) simple declaration can be returned with an electronic...
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