Property Disputes Law

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The general common law principle is that when a lease comes to an end any underlease automatically terminates.Consensual termination—surrender and...
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19th May
Precedents
To [Insert Adjoining Owner]Of [Adjoining Owner’s main address][Insert Date]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Notice of proposed works — Line of Junction...
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19th May
Q&As
The simple answer to this question is yes, there is a right to lop or cut back hedges or trees that belong to a neighbour and overhang your land. The...
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Produced in partnership with Brie Stevens-Hoare QC of Hardwicke Chambers 19th May
Precedents
To [Insert name of building owner] (‘Building Owner’)Of [insert Building Owner’s main address]The Party Wall etc Act 1996Acknowledgement of NoticeAs...
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19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note covers what happens to a lease on disclaimer and the effect of disclaimer on tenants, guarantors and former tenants, applications...
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19th May
Precedents
1This summary, which briefly sets out your rights and obligations in relation to variable service charges, must by law accompany a demand for service...
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19th May
Q&As
In principle, equity follows the law and rights which a party can have at law are, broadly, capable also of existing in equity. Accordingly, a right...
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Produced in partnership with Desmond Kilcoyne 19th May
Q&As
When purchasing property (either freehold or leasehold, residential or commercial), usually a deposit is payable on exchange of contracts, which will...
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Produced in partnership with Kate Andrews of Hamlins 19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note provides guidance on claims for ‘use and occupation’ or mesne profits, and how and when double rent or double value can be...
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19th May
Q&As
This Q&A addresses the question of when a landlord, having served notice on a former tenant or a guarantor for payment of arrears pursuant to the...
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Produced in partnership with Alex Campbell of Arden Chambers 19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note explains how to ascertain the location of property boundaries: the general boundaries rule that applies to HM Land Registry title...
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19th May
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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19th May
Q&As
Pursuant to section 12 of the Torts (Interference with Goods) Act 1977 (T(IG)A 1977), involuntary bailees of goods are afforded the ability to sell...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 19th May
Practice notes
This Practice Note discusses issue that arise in proprietary estoppel in a property context. For a general discussion of proprietary estoppel, see...
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19th May

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Limitation—the principal limitation periodsThe principal limitation periodsThe following table includes the principal types of action and details the...
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Practice notes
Claim form—the contentsThis Practice Note considers the current position and provides guidance on the interpretation and application of the relevant...
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13th Jul
Practice notes
Break clauses—a practical lease negotiation guideBreak clauses—commercial importanceLandlords may concede a break right for a tenant in order to agree...
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13th Jul
Practice notes
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Practice notes
Yielding up and vacant possessionWhether a tenant has yielded up, with or without vacant possession, is a question of fact and degree. Most modern...
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13th Jul
Practice notes
Brexit timelineOn 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. On 29...
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13th Jul
Practice notes
Break clauses and notices—exercising breaks and conditions precedentCoronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to...
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13th Jul
Practice notes
Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications for propertyThis Practice Note introduces the key implications that property practitioners should consider in...
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13th Jul
Practice notes
Vacant possessionVacant possession is a term commonly used in sale contracts which provide for the seller to give vacant possession on completion.In...
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13th Jul
Practice notes
Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020—restructuring plan provisionsSpurred on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the government pushed...
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12th Jul
Q&As
Are there any cases relating to the Defective Premises Act 1972 where a leak into a ceiling, or wall, was considered a defect which caused a...
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12th Jul
Practice notes
Who is liable for inherent defects?Defects in design, faulty installation or the use of inappropriate or inadequate materials when building a property...
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12th Jul
Practice notes
Dealing with Rent Act tenanciesFORTHCOMING CHANGE: On 22 March 2021, the government published its response to the Law Commission’s report of 14...
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12th Jul
Practice notes
Residential tenancies and the Immigration Act—'Right to Rent'Coronavirus (COVID-19): This Practice Note contains guidance which may be impacted by the...
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12th Jul
Practice notes
Dispute resolution: key appeal cases—2021One of the difficulties for dispute resolution practitioners is keeping up to date with developments in case...
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12th Jul
Practice notes
Proprietary estoppelThis Practice Note considers proprietary estoppel from a generic standpoint.For industry specific guidance on proprietary...
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Produced in partnership with Nicholas Macklam of Radcliffe Chambers 12th Jul
Practice notes
Allocation of claims to a trackWhat is allocation?At an early stage in a claim, the court will provisionally allocate the claim to what it thinks is...
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12th Jul
Practice notes
Enforcing a judgment or order for possession of landCPR 83 provisions regarding writs and warrantsCPR 83 and CPR PD 83 contain rules governing the...
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12th Jul
Practice notes
Neighbour disputes—building works and harassmentDamage and disruption caused by building works are usually the subject of a claim in trespass,...
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9th Jul

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