Property Law

Property is one of the most complex areas of law. Some of it is rooted in ancient laws – but case law is constantly changing. The stakes are high, but research time is in short supply. LexisPSL Property brings all of the different sources you need together so you can find the answers you need, fast.

Our succinct practice notes are designed to be read in six minutes or less. They’re full of practical hints and tips from practising property lawyers (who understand what you need to know and do, because they’ve been in your position before). With direct links for deeper research, you can dive straight in to the relevant cases and consolidated legislation (including Butterworths Property Law Handbook, Ross Commercial Leases, Hillman and Redman’s Law of Landlord and Tenant and everything in Lexis®Library). Regular news reports let you stay on top of what’s happening in the law and the industry.

LexisPSL Property does more than explain the legal principles behind the issues. It shows you how to apply the law in real life. So whatever the issue, you can get a firm grasp on it in minutes (even when you’re outside your comfort zone).
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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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Official search with priority—registered land or seller’s title pending first registrationHow and when to search?An official search with priority will...
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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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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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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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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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Wrongful interference with an easement is a private nuisance. The existence of the easement must be established for a claim to succeed.Not every...
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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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Precedents
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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There can be only one lease at a time giving a right to possession and occupation of property. Consequently, if a landlord subsequently grants a lease...
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9th Nov
Precedents
Transfer of partPrecedent transferAn adaptable Word version of the precedent form TP1 can be downloaded, saved or printed from this link:Drafting...
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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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Nature of an easementAn easement is an incorporeal right enjoyed by the owner of a legal estate (dominant tenement) over land in the ownership of...
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A good marketable title is shown where a seller is able to deduce a good title to the property he has contracted to sell. The seller is not required...
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Brexit: The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. This has implications for the schemes providing for agricultural subsidies in England and Wales, which...
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A sub-sale is where A contracts to sell a property to B but, before completing the purchase from A, B then contracts to sell the property to C. There...
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On 31 January 2020, the UK ceased to be a member of the EU and EEA. This Practice Note introduces:•the General Data Protection Regulation, Regulation...
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Appeal casesWhat’s happening?When?Find out moreElectronic CommunicationsCornerstone Telecommunications v Ashloch [2019] UKUT 338 (LC)The Court of...
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Once a development occurs, it is then moved to the relevant archive:•Property key future developments tracker—2021 archive•Property key future...
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This Practice Note sets out the key property related documents and information used or reviewed by real estate lawyers in an investment finance...
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This Practice Note tracks domestic legislation introduced as part of the UK government’s response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It includes...
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29th Jan
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This Practice Note aims to assist dispute resolution practitioners seeking to understand the fast-moving changes to civil court processes and...
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction. For general guidance on the...
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Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering which courts have jurisdiction. For specific guidance, see...
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As part of review of the UK funds regime and in particular, a consultation on the tax treatment of asset holding companies, the...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Shah of Simmons & Simmons LLP based on material originally written by Charles Goddard of Rosetta Tax LLP 29th Jan
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FORTHCOMING CHANGE: As part of review of the UK funds regime and in particular, a consultation on the tax treatment of asset holding companies, the...
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Produced in partnership with Martin Shah of Simmons & Simmons LLP based on material originally written by Charles Goddard of Rosetta Tax LLP 29th Jan
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This Practice Note sets out the scope and application of the Money Laundering, Terrorist Financing and Transfer of Funds (Information on the Payer)...
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29th Jan
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Coronavirus (COVID-19): The requirements to obtain an EPC before a property is sold or let can be difficult to satisfy when social distancing measures...
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29th Jan
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Properties currently at risk1.4 million properties in Great Britain are at risk from river flooding and up to three times that number from surface...
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Produced in partnership with Jill Boulton of JBA Risk Management Limited 29th Jan
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Introduction to flood searchesFlooding has become an increasing environmental risk in the UK, with significant impacts for homeowners and businesses....
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Produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental and Burges Salmon 29th Jan
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Spurred on by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the government pushed through the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 (CIGA 2020). The...
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29th Jan
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Improvements are the only matters for which a tenant under a farm business tenancy may can claim compensation at the end of the term. For the purposes...
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29th Jan
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EligibilityOn terminating their tenancy and quitting an agricultural holding, the tenant has a statutory right under the Agricultural Holdings Act...
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29th Jan
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Agricultural Holdings Act 1986Where the tenant quits all or part of a holding to which the Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 (AHA 1986) applies, the...
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