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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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19th May
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Effect of appointmentA fixed charge receiver is appointed under a legal charge or mortgage and only has power to deal with and dispose of the charged...
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19th May
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What is a rent deposit?A rent deposit is a sum of money that is deposited by a tenant when it takes a lease of premises as security against the...
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19th May
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Date [insert date of deed]Parties1[Insert name] of [insert address] (Landlord)2[Insert name] of [insert address] (Tenant)3[Insert name] of [insert...
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19th May
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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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19th May
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Manorial rights are relics of the feudal system of land tenure. They can still exist in relation to land that:•is former copyhold land, or•was...
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19th May
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A surrender and re-grant by operation of law can occur if an agreed variation of the terms of a lease is so fundamental that the law regards it as...
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19th May
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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
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Land charges are registered to protect the interests, in unregistered land, of a person who does not hold the title deeds and thus cannot physically...
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19th May
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Law Society practice notes clarify the Law Society's position on good practice in relation to particular issues and areas of law but are not intended...
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19th May
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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
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No suspension impliedA suspension of rent is not implied even where the tenant pays the cost of insurance. The tenant remains liable for the rent even...
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19th May
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This Deed is made on [date]Parties1[name of person releasing the covenants] [of [insert address] OR incorporated in England and Wales with company...
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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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Practice notes
Landlord's consent to assign or underletForm of covenantThe tenant’s ability to assign or underlet will depend on the form of covenant in the lease....
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Service occupancy or tenancy?An employee who lives in premises owned by their employer in order to perform their duties as an employee and who has...
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31st Jul
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Protection from eviction and protection from harassmentThis Practice Note summarises the main offences and statutory provisions against unlawful...
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31st Jul
Practice notes
Using licences and tenancies at willPressure to secure a new letting often leads to the suggestion of early access on the basis of a licence or...
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Car Parking LicenceDate [date]Parties1[name of Licensor] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose...
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Q&As
If a tenant is in occupation of a flat but has not signed a tenancy agreement, how does this affect the landlord’s ability to terminate the tenancy...
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Produced in partnership with Mark O’Grady of Lamb Chambers 6th Jun
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Where notice has been served on a tenant bringing a tenancy at will to an end, but the tenant fails to vacate the property, what steps must the...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 6th Jun
Q&As
Can a landlord refuse a lease extension under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 on the basis that there are service charge...
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If a right to occupy property has only been created orally, not in writing, can it still constitute a lease?Rights of occupationThe Law of Property...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 5th Jun
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Where a lessee of a mixed commercial-residential property wishes to sublet the residential premises is a standard assured shorthold tenancy...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 5th Jun
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Would the granting of three separate licences to occupy to three individuals (unrelated) breach a covenant requiring a property to be ‘a private...
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