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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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
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 12th Jan
Practice notes
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
Precedents
[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
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Handbook (SRA Handbook 2011) which contains the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Code of Conduct (SRA...
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9th Nov
Practice notes
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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9th Nov
Practice notes
How should the money be transmitted?Most contracts relating to commercial property incorporate either the second or third editions of the Standard...
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9th Nov
Precedents
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
Precedents
You are applying for registration of [insert details of property] at HM Land Registry and as part of that application you must disclose any overriding...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov

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Practice notes
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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4th May
Practice notes
Updated in partnership with WSPLegislative backgroundThe Building Regulations 2010 (Building Regulations 2010), SI 2010/2214 set out the basis of...
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4th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the Grenfell Tower fire on 14 June 2017. Among other things, it...
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4th May
Practice notes
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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28th Apr
Practice notes
What is BREEAM?The Building Research Establishment’s Environmental Assessment Methodology (BREEAM) is a method for evaluating and certifying the...
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Produced in partnership with Author of the WSP Group 28th Apr
Q&As
Tenants should be aware that if their property is rated as being below the required energy efficiency level by 2018, then it is likely that they will...
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28th Apr
Practice notes
What is a display energy certificate (DEC)?DECs were introduced to raise public awareness of energy use and to inform visitors to public buildings...
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28th Apr
Practice notes
The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6 April 2015. Their purpose is to make health and...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51, (CDM 2015)...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/51, (CDM...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
This Practice Note covers various duties imposed on private sector landlords which are aimed at increasing safety standards in private sector...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
Occupiers' Liability Act 1957Under the Occupiers' Liability Act 1957 (OLA 1957), an occupier of property owes a common law duty of care to all his...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
Under the Defective Premises Act 1972 (DPA 1972), a person who takes on work for or in connection with the provision of a dwelling owes a duty to...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
Please note that the obligations to make reasonable adjustments to the physical feature of common parts are not yet in force. Therefore, until such...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
Part 4 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) imposes EqA 2010 duties in relation to premises. It covers disposals of premises, management of premises...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
A landlord's liability to a tenant for the state and condition of premises is generally determined by the terms of the tenancy. However, under the...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
Under the 1974 Act, a duty is owed by employers to employees to ensure their health safety and welfare at work as far as reasonably practicable. In...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak...
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18th Mar
Practice notes
The Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214 (the Building Regulations) are made under the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984). They impose a set of minimum...
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18th Mar
Q&As
The local authority for the relevant area has a duty to enforce compliance with the building regulations. Where works have been carried out on a...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 18th Mar

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