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A review of Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Third Edition) and practical tipsThe Third EditionThe third edition of the Standard Commercial...
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19th May
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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
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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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19th May
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The rule against derogation from grant applies in addition to any obligation of quiet enjoyment. It is not excluded by an express covenant for quiet...
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19th May
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A deed (such as a TR1) is valid and binding if the essential ingredients of execution as a deed, attestation and delivery as a deed are all present:...
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19th May
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A starter tenancy is an assured shorthold tenancy granted by a registered provider of social housing (RP) and is similar to a local authority...
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19th May
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Ownership, leasing or any other permitted use of land normally requires access to it to obtain the benefit of the land. The public are allowed to use...
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Produced in partnership with Stuart King of Blackadders and Melanie Ballantyne of Blackadders 19th May
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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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19th May
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Date [date]Parties1[name of (first) Seller] [and [name of second Seller] both] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales (with company registration...
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19th May
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No suspension impliedA suspension of rent is not implied even where the tenant pays the cost of insurance. The tenant remains liable for the rent even...
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19th May
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Is the agreement a grazing licence or farm business tenancy?What is a grazing licence?A grazing licence is an agreement under which a landowner allows...
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19th May
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Defects in design, faulty installation or the use of inappropriate or inadequate materials when building a property can lead to significant problems...
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19th May
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EXPLANATORY NOTE: IN THIS PRECEDENT, INSERT THE NAME OF THE GUARANTOR WHERE PROMPTED TO DO SO. OTHERWISE, TO KEEP THIS DECLARATION IN LINE WITH THE...
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19th May
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The Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994 (LP(MP)A 1994) sets out a number of covenants to be implied on a disposition of property,...
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Produced in partnership with Carl Fain of Tanfield Chambers 19th May
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See Practice Note: Modification and discharge of restrictive covenants—the statutory route in relation to the statutory route.Express releaseA...
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19th May

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Energy performance certificates (EPCs)—energy assessor accreditation and energy assessmentsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC...
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11th Aug
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Air conditioning inspections for buildingsBrexit impact11 pm (GMT) on 31 December 2020 marks the end of the Brexit transition/implementation period...
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11th Aug
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Energy efficiency—Part L of the Building RegulationsUpdated in partnership with WSPLegislative backgroundThe Building Regulations 2010 (Building...
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11th Aug
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Energy performance certificates (EPCs)—issues for commercial landlords and tenantsCoronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a...
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11th Aug
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Display energy certificates (DECs)—what are they and when are they required?What is a display energy certificate (DEC)?DECs were introduced to raise...
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11th Aug
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Energy performance certificates (EPCs)—what are they and when are they required?Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a...
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11th Aug
Q&As
What is the risk to a tenant if the landlord fails to produce an EPC on or before completion of a lease of commercial premises?The key regulations...
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Produced in partnership with Christopher Snell of New Square Chambers 11th Aug
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How will the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 affect tenants?Tenants should be aware that if their...
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11th Aug
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CDM Regulations 2015—what's changed? [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The Construction (Design and...
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11th Aug
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Fire safety developments following the Grenfell Tower fireThis Practice Note sets out key developments in relation to fire safety following the...
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11th Aug
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Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015The Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015 (the Regulations) came into force on 6...
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Produced in partnership with Gowling WLG 11th Aug
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CDM 2015—transitional provisions [Archived]ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.The Construction (Design and...
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11th Aug
Precedents
CDM Regulations clause for a lease or licence for alterations1DefinitionsCDM Regulations•the Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015, SI...
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10th Aug
Q&As
Is there any argument that an owner of a building is responsible for breaches of building regulations or does a tenant taking on a lease take on any...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 10th Aug
Q&As
Is it a legal requirement for a landlord to carry out an assessment for external wall construction of a residential building and complete form EWS1...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 10th Aug
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What powers are there for a council to enforce a notice given under section 82(1) of the Building Act 1984?By section 81(1) of the Building Act 1984...
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10th Aug
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Once building regulations consent has been granted does it last indefinitely?There are two ways of obtaining building regulations approval, being a...
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Produced in partnership with Rosalind Andrews of Harrison Clark Rickerbys 10th Aug
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Should air conditioning units have Building Regulation approval for their installation? Is there any other paperwork we should be asking for?Whether...
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10th Aug
Practice notes
Building regulations—enforcementThe Building Regulations 2010, SI 2010/2214 (the Building Regulations) are made under the Building Act 1984 (BA 1984)....
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9th Aug
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Obtaining building regulations approvalCoronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects potentially impacted by the...
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9th Aug

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