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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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27th Oct
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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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23rd 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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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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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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Legal requirementsThere is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic buildings) whose construction was...
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25th Sep
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As of exit day (31 January 2020) the UK is no longer an EU Member State. However, in accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an...
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25th 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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25th Sep
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This Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to fire safety in the workplace. It covers fire safety requirements in an office-based...
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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PenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974, s 15 (‘HSWA 1974’)....
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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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25th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
Precedents
1DefinitionsCDM Regulations•the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/512CDM RegulationsIf and to the extent the CDM...
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26th Sep
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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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26th Sep
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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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27th Sep
Q&As
This Q&A considers the applicable guidance in respect of Article 14 of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, SI 2005/1541 (FSO 2005).The...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 28th Sep
Q&As
The key regulations that govern energy performance certificates (EPCs) are the Energy Performance of Buildings (England and Wales) Regulations 2012...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Snell of New Square Chambers 28th Sep

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