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The Third EditionThe third edition of the Standard Commercial Property Conditions was published on 27 April 2017. It is an update to Standard...
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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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The Solicitors Regulation Authority’s (SRA) Handbook (SRA Handbook 2011) which contains the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s Code of Conduct (SRA...
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1 The Grantor grants to the Grantee the right for the Grantee and his successors in title as owners or occupiers for the time being of...
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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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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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[To be printed on Landlord’s letterheaded paper]Our Ref:Date:To: [insert name of Tenant]From: [insert name of previous Landlord] [of [insert address]...
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9th Nov
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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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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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The ‘ad medium filum’ rule is a rebuttable presumption that an owner of land which abuts either:•a public or private highway, or•a non-tidal river or...
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9th Nov
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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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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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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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When property markets suffer a downturn, commercial tenants with properties that are surplus to requirements face significant difficulties in...
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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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Millett LJ subdivided types of constructive trust into two categories, distinguishing between:•the constructive trust proper, where equity intervenes...
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9th Nov

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Liability for business rates in insolvencyCoronavirus (COVID-19)This content is affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For further details,...
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15th May
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Liability for business ratesThe Local Government Finance Act 1988 (LGFA 1988) identifies three categories of ratepayer:•occupiers•owners, and•persons...
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11th May
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Business rates—empty propertyCoronavirus (COVID-19): the coronavirus pandemic has caused the UK to expedite new insolvency provisions, both of a...
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11th May
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As a tax on property, rates have existed in some form since 1601. The framework currently in place was largely established by the Local Government...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 9th Apr
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What is an Enterprise Zone?Enterprise Zones (EZs) are designated areas of land that offer a range of benefits to businesses, with the aim of...
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8th Apr
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Discretionary reliefUnder section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (LGFA 1988), charities occupying commercial property qualify for a...
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8th Apr
Q&As
We refer you to our Practice Note: , which outlines what constitutes a ‘social enterprise’. According to the government, a ‘social enterprise’ is:'a...
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13th Feb
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The relevant legislation does not provide for a special statutory limitation period that applies to a claim against a council for overpayment of...
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13th Feb
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We have assumed that:•the premises are in England•the outgoing tenant's lease has come to an endOccupied hereditaments—liabilityAn occupier of the...
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4th Feb
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Business rates are a tax paid to the relevant local council where a building or part of a building is used for non-domestic purposes. This will...
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22nd Jan
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What are business rates?Business rates (also known as 'non-domestic rates') are the way in which businesses contribute towards the cost of local...
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22nd Jan
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The NNDR taxation system was introduced on 1 April 1990 as part of the package of measures replacing the former general rates system. The principal...
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29th Nov
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Liability for business ratesProperty which is the subject to rating is a 'hereditament'. The Local Government Finance Act 1988 (LGFA) provides that:A...
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29th Nov

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