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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When property markets suffer a downturn, commercial tenants with properties that are surplus to requirements face significant difficulties in...
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4th May
Precedents
DateD [date]Parties1[name of Landlord] [of OR incorporated in England and Wales with company registration number [number] whose registered office is...
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4th May
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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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4th May
Precedents
You are applying for registration of [insert details of property] at HM Land Registry and as part of that application you must disclose any overriding...
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4th May
Practice notes
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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4th May
Practice notes
There are three different ways by which an easement can be implied at common law:•necessity•intended use•the rule in Wheeldon v BurrowsThe implied...
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4th May
Practice notes
What is a disclosure letter?A disclosure letter is a letter from a seller to a buyer containing both general and specific disclosures as well as a...
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4th May
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What is a letter of non-crystallisation?A letter of non-crystallisation is required by a buyer’s/lender’s solicitor to confirm that:•a floating charge...
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4th May
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A benevolent fund is an institution, including a body of trustees, which holds funds on trust for the purpose of relieving poverty amongst a defined...
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4th 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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4th 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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4th May
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While this Practice Note primarily covers commercial property matters, it also touches on residential considerations.Whenever a property is sold,...
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4th May
Practice notes
Merger may determine a lease when both the lease and the reversion on that lease become vested in the same person and that person holds both interests...
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4th May
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In both investment and development real estate finance transactions (REF transactions), lawyers will also play a key role in negotiating all the...
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Produced in partnership with Kelly Myles 4th May
Q&As
The Conveyancing Quality Scheme (CQS) is a scheme run by the Law Society which accredits members based upon a recognised quality standard in respect...
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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk 4th May
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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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4th May

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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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29th Jan
Practice notes
Appeal casesWhat’s happening?When?Find out moreElectronic CommunicationsCornerstone Telecommunications v Ashloch [2019] UKUT 338 (LC)The Court of...
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29th Jan
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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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29th Jan
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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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29th Jan
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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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29th Jan
Practice notes
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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Produced in partnership with Cara North of Lipman Karas 29th Jan
Practice notes
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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Produced in partnership with Cara North of Lipman Karas 29th Jan
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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
Practice notes
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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29th Jan

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