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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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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
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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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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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There are three different ways by which an easement can be implied at common law:•necessity•intended use•the rule in Wheeldon v BurrowsThe implied...
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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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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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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
Precedents
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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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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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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Joint insuranceJoint insurance arises where two or more people insure separate insurable interests in the same property with the same insurer under a...
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9th Nov
Precedents
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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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
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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8th Apr
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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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9th Mar
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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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9th Mar
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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 9th Mar
Q&As
Duties of an environmental health officerThe housing health and safety rating system (HHSRS) was introduced by the Housing Act 2004 (HA 2004). It...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 13th Feb
Q&As
Distinction between license and tenancyA licence is a personal right or permission given by the land owner (the licensor) for the licensee (the person...
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Produced in partnership with David Sharpe of 12 King's Bench Walk Chambers 22nd Jan
Q&As
This Q&A raises two issues, first, to what extent shareholders and directors can be personally liable for the liabilities incurred by a corporate...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
The statutory regime for fire prevention and fire safety in respect of commercial premises is set out in the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
The Regulation of asbestos in commercial buildings is contained with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (CAR 2012) which came into...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
Statute imposes obligations in relation to certain health and safety issues. As examples:The ‘dutyholder’ under the Control of Asbestos Regulations...
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22nd Jan
Q&As
Legionnaires’ disease is a potentially fatal form of pneumonia caused by the inhalation of small droplets of water contaminated with the Legionella...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 22nd Jan

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