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Once a development occurs, it is then moved to the relevant archive:•Property key future developments tracker—2020 archive•Property key future...
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22nd Oct
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The Third EditionThe third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions was published on 27 April 2017. It is an update to Standard...
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22nd Oct
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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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20th Oct
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The implied or deemed surrender and re-grant of a lease arises where an agreed variation of the terms of the original lease is so fundamental that the...
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20th Oct
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Broadly, the doctrine of overreaching enables purchasers (which includes tenants and mortgagees) in good faith for money or money’s worth to rely...
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26th Sep
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Presumed grantAn easement may be established by long use:•at common law•under the doctrine of lost modern grant (a species of common law...
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26th Sep
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Covenants restricting the use of land imposed by a seller may be divided into three classes:•covenants imposed for the seller’s own benefit•covenants...
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26th Sep
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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26th Sep
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Nature of an easementAn easement is an incorporeal right enjoyed by the owner of a legal estate (dominant tenement) over land in the ownership of...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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Severance is the process by which a joint tenancy is converted into a tenancy in common. It is a matter of evidence whether severance has...
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26th Sep
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A covenant is a form of contract. Under the doctrine of privity of contract the rights and liabilities created by a contract will bind the parties to...
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26th Sep
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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate...
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26th Sep
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Under the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 (LP(MP)A 1994), the seller will normally provide covenants for title, in...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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The third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions was published on 27 April 2017 a...
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25th Sep

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A long lease (ie one for an initial term of at least seven years) is a registrable interest in land. ‘Real estate’, as defined by section 3 of the...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) is charged on chargeable land transactions (the acquisition of a chargeable interest). A land transaction is not chargeable...
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28th Sep
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
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28th Sep
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The requirements for variation of a deedIt was formerly a rule of common law that contracts entered into by way of deed could only be varied by deed....
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28th Sep
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A guarantee is an agreement between the guarantor and the landlord, and it is governed by the general rules and principles of contract law. As such,...
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28th Sep
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Many businesses are closing their offices or recommending their staff work from home in an attempt to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). This...
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28th Sep
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An electricity distributor is a potential licence holder under section 6 of the Electricity Act 1989 (EA 1989).Underground electricity cables will...
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Produced in partnership with Tracy Lovejoy of Lanyon Bowdler 28th Sep
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It is a condition of most mortgage applications that a ‘new home’ warranty is in place if you are buying a home that is less than ten years old. Such...
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28th Sep
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It is important to follow the protocol that relates most closely to the subject matter of the dispute you are dealing with. For details of all the...
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28th Sep
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28th Sep
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In researching this Q&A, we have been unable to find any exemption releasing the regulator from its rights and responsibilities as a riparian owner....
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28th Sep
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A distribution network operator (DNO) can exercise its powers to obtain a necessary wayleave regardless of the number of connecting parties; however,...
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Produced in partnership with Matthew Collinson 28th Sep
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It is mandatory for a landlord of a large House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) to have a licence. Currently, a large HMO is usually one which is rented...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
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It is assumed that this query relates to habitats in England.Defining priority habitatsPriority natural habitat is defined under the Habitats...
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Produced in partnership with Hannah Payne of Browne Jacobson 28th Sep

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