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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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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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24th Aug
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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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24th Aug
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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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24th Aug
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National non-domestic rates—valuation and appealsAs a tax on property, rates have existed in some form since 1601. The framework currently in place...
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Produced in partnership with Alan Murdie of Council Tax Legal Services 15th Aug
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Is there a particular limitation period for bringing a claim against a council for recovery of overpayment of business rates? Can a claimant appeal if...
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15th Aug
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Does a county council have the power to pay any short fall on business rates for a community group running a library if they are registered as a...
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15th Aug
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Where the outgoing tenant is no longer in occupation, but their furniture remains on the premises, can a landlord claim empty property relief for...
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10th Aug
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When assigning a commercial lease, can business rates be apportioned by the assignor so that the assignee pays its proportionate share from the date...
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10th Aug
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What are the relevant statutory provisions in respect of the business rates vacant land exemption?Liability for business ratesProperty which is the...
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10th Aug
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Business rates—who pays what?What are business rates?Business rates (also known as 'non-domestic rates') are the way in which businesses contribute...
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10th Aug
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Please could you identify what the landowner's duties are in relation to disclosing to the local authority where it has sub-divided its property and...
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10th Aug
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Business rates—charities and not-for-profit organisationsDiscretionary reliefUnder sections 43(6) and 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988...
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9th Aug
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Enterprise ZonesWhat is an Enterprise Zone?Enterprise Zones (EZs) are designated areas of land that offer a range of benefits to businesses, with the...
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9th Aug

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