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Agreements for sale of commercial propertyThe Standard Commercial Property Conditions (First Edition) were published in May 1999. At that stage it had...
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19th May
Precedents
Relating to [freehold OR leasehold] pro...
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19th May
Precedents
This Deed is made on [insert date]PARTIES1[insert name of the owner of the Servient Land] [ of [insert address] OR incorporated in England and Wales...
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19th May
Practice notes
TrespassTrespass is the unlawful presence of a person on land in the possession of another. The ownership of land includes the airspace above it....
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19th May
Practice notes
In Scotland, at common law, a lease does not actually end on the specified expiry date (ish) unless:•either party gives correct and timeous...
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Produced in partnership with Kenneth S Gerber of Mitchells Roberton 19th May
Practice notes
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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19th May
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
Compulsory first registrationThe buyer of an unregistered freehold or lease with more than seven years unexpired (ie a qualifying estate) has a...
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19th May
Practice notes
What is a lease surrender?A lease surrender is a mutual agreement between the landlord and the tenant that the lease will determine before the end of...
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19th May
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: The third edition of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Code of Practice ‘Service charges in commercial property’ (and all...
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19th May
Practice notes
The terms ‘mortgage’ and ‘charge’ are often used as though they are interchangeable. Strictly speaking, they are not. Both are security for the...
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19th May
Practice notes
An exclusivity agreement (lockout agreements) may be used where the buyer wants to prevent the seller from negotiating for the sale of the property...
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19th May
Q&As
The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a scheme run by the Law Society which accredits members based upon a recognised quality standard in respect...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May

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Occupiers and overriding interestsOverriding interests are interests which are binding on property even though they are not shown on the register....
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Q&As
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 6th Jun
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5th Jun
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5th Jun
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