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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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9th Nov
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TrespassTrespass is the unlawful presence of a person on land in the possession of another. The ownership of land includes the airspace above it....
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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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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 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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Consecrated land—Church of EnglandFor the purposes of this section of this Practice Note, consecrated land means any land or building which has been...
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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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Nature of mortgages and chargesMortgages and charges are distinct forms of security. A mortgage can be legal or equitable and involves the transfer of...
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9th Nov
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What is an authorised guarantee agreement (AGA)?Under an authorised guarantee agreement (AGA), an outgoing tenant guarantees some or all of the...
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9th Nov
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On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title...
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9th Nov
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Disposal and devolutionThe equity of redemption arises as soon as the mortgage is made. It is an interest in the land which the mortgagor...
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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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A certificate of title (also known as a certificate on title) is a particular species of report on title.When solicitors are instructed to investigate...
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9th Nov

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Assured and assured shorthold tenancies—terminatingCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and...
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13th May
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A summary of the Renting Homes (Wales) Act 2016Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure...
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13th May
Practice notes
The Welsh Government introduced the Environment (Wales) Bill (E(W) Bill) on 11 May 2015. The Environment (Wales) Act 2016 (E(W)A 2016) received Royal...
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Produced in partnership with Dr Victoria Jenkins of Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, Swansea University 7th May
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): There is a delay in processing correspondence (including returns and cheques) sent by post to the Welsh Revenue Authority...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Evans 9th Apr
Practice notes
There are two separate regimes governing social housing in England and Wales. Each country had its own combined funding and regulatory authority: in...
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9th Apr
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The making of 'any material change in the use of any buildings or other land’ is ‘development’ for the purposes of section 55 of the Town and Country...
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8th Apr
Practice notes
Land transaction tax (LTT) replaced stamp duty land tax (SDLT) in Wales with effect from 1 April 2018.This Practice Note summarises how LTT applies to...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Evans 6th Apr
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides an overview of land transaction tax (LTT) which replaced stamp duty land tax (SDLT) in Wales with effect from 1 April...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Evans 6th Apr
Practice notes
Land transaction tax (LTT) replaced stamp duty land tax (SDLT) in Wales with effect from 1 April 2018.This Practice Note examines how LTT is...
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Produced in partnership with Andrew Evans 6th Apr
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been...
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10th Mar
Precedents
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10th Mar
Practice notes
IntroductionThe planning systems in England and Wales have become increasingly distinct in recent years, both in terms of policy and legislation. The...
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Produced in partnership with Stephen Morgan of Landmark Chambers 25th Feb
Q&As
Rent Smart Wales (the Scheme) is a relatively new registration and licensing scheme that applies to private residential landlords. It was introduced...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 8th Jan
Q&As
The short answer to this Q&A is yes if the managing agent is acting on behalf of a landlord of a dwelling which is subject to a domestic tenancy but...
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Produced in partnership with Adam Heppinstall of Henderson Chambers 8th Jan

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