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What is an authorised guarantee agreement (AGA)?Under an authorised guarantee agreement (AGA), an outgoing tenant guarantees some or all of the...
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9th Nov
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Nature of mortgages and chargesMortgages and charges are distinct forms of security. A mortgage can be legal or equitable and involves the transfer of...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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What is a Quistclose trust?A Quistclose trust is an example of an ‘automatic’ resulting trust, ie a trust which arises where property is transferred...
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9th Nov
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Official search with priority—registered land or seller’s title pending first registrationHow and when to search?An official search with priority will...
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9th Nov
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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
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Panel 11 (transfer of whole)/panel 12 (transfer of part)—Additional provisions1Definitions[Lease•the lease particulars of which are set out in...
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9th Nov
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Wrongful interference with an easement is a private nuisance. The existence of the easement must be established for a claim to succeed.Not every...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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An adaptable Word version of this Precedent can be saved, downloaded or printed from this link:Completion statement—saleThis Precedent is a template...
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9th Nov
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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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9th Nov
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Contracts are often drafted on the basis that a condition or conditions must be satisfied before completion takes place (a condition precedent)....
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9th Nov
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A good marketable title is shown where a seller is able to deduce a good title to the property he has contracted to sell. The seller is not required...
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9th Nov
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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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A sub-sale is where A contracts to sell a property to B but, before completing the purchase from A, B then contracts to sell the property to C. There...
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9th Nov

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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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18th Jan
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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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18th Jan
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IP COMPLETION DAY: 11pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s...
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18th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Melanie O'Brien of DG Legal 15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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Updated in partnership with WSPLegislative backgroundThe Building Regulations 2010 (Building Regulations 2010), SI 2010/2214 set out the basis of...
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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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The Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from risks related to exposure to asbestos...
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15th Jan
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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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15th Jan
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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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Produced in partnership with Lee Hughes of Lincoln House Chambers 15th Jan
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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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12th Jan
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Brexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period entered into following the UK’s withdrawal...
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12th Jan

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