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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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Precedents
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Precedents
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
Q&As
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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What duties does an environmental health officer have in relation to the housing health and safety rating system? What powers of enforcement do they...
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Produced in partnership with Alexander Campbell of Field Court Chambers 15th Aug
Practice notes
Fire safety in the workplace—regulatory requirementsThis Practice Note covers regulatory requirements relating to fire safety in the workplace. It...
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Produced in partnership with Melanie O'Brien of DG Legal 15th Aug
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Control of asbestos—penaltiesPenaltiesThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012, SI 2012/632 (‘CAR’) were made under Health and Safety at Work etc. Act...
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Produced in partnership with Lee Hughes of Lincoln House Chambers 11th Aug
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Control of asbestos—duty to manageThe Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 (CAR 2012) place various duties on employers to protect employees from...
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11th Aug
Practice notes
Control of asbestos—asbestos surveysLegal requirementsThere is a legal presumption that any non-domestic buildings (and the common parts of domestic...
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11th Aug
Practice notes
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
Q&As
Who is responsible for Legionella testing under Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002, SI 2002/2677, (COSHH)—a tenant with a full...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 10th Aug
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Does the landlord or tenant have a statutory obligation to provide a copy of the health and safety file for a property?The purpose of a health and...
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10th Aug
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Is a Fire Risk Assessment required when a house is converted into flats?Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005The requirement for a Fire Risk...
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10th Aug
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If a commercial lease does not specify the responsibility for an asbestos survey, is this the responsibility (including the cost) for the landlord or...
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10th Aug
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What rights of entry do landlords have in relation to checking and repairing utility appliances?Gas Safety (Installation and Use) Regulations...
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10th Aug
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What duty does the owner of a residential property owe to a person occupying the property as licensee in respect of their health and...
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Produced in partnership with David Sharpe of 12 King's Bench Walk Chambers 10th Aug
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Pursuant to the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005, can the 'owner' sleep at a premises that had a prohibition notice attached to it?Article...
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Produced in partnership with Elizabeth England 10th Aug

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