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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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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
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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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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
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Vitiation of an insurance policyAn insurance policy may be vitiated (or invalidated) if the insured:•misrepresents or fails to disclose any material...
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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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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
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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
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When transferring an interest in land, any fixtures form part of the land and are transferred with it, unless there is express provision to the...
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9th Nov
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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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9th Nov
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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
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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
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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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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which...
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9th Nov
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Under s 45 Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (the ‘1993 Act’)Flat:[insert address and description of the Property]To:[insert...
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9th Nov

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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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13th Apr
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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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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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7th Apr
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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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23rd Mar
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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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18th Mar
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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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18th Mar
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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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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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11th Mar
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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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11th Mar
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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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11th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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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 9th Mar
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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 15th Feb
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1DefinitionsCDM Regulations•the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI 2015/512CDM RegulationsIf and to the extent the CDM...
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12th Feb
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Parliament is at present considering the draft Fire Safety Bill which is aimed at providing greater clarity over responsibility for fire safety in...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 22nd Jan
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There are two ways of obtaining building regulations approval, being a full plans application or the submission of a building notice. How long a...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 22nd Jan
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Whether Building Regulation approval is required to install air conditioning depends on the exact specifications of the air conditioning unit and the...
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22nd Jan
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By section 81(1) of the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984), a local authority may give a notice to a person in connection with demolition works. There may be...
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29th Nov

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