Category Archives: Property Law

Thirty two reasons to give replies to CPSEs your full attention

A recent case has highlighted the importance of providing accurate replies to Commercial Property Standard Enquiries (CPSEs) and keeping them up to date. CPSEs come in many different guises depending on the particulars of a transaction, but the main and … Continue reading

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Restrictive Covenants

So, you’ve paid your deposit, collected the keys and moved into your lovely new home. What to do first? Install that white picket fence you’ve always wanted? Maybe buy some chickens to give you some eggs for your Sunday morning … Continue reading

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Squatters Rights – The Principle, Process and Practical Application of Adverse Possession

The Principle  Adverse possession is a principle of property law that applies to both residential and commercial property. It is the legal basis on which ‘squatters rights’ can be claimed for land that is occupied by somebody who is not … Continue reading

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Bored of your savings account interest? Scared of the FTSE? Worried about house prices? Why not consider a forestry investment?

If you are in the fortunate position of having some money to invest, deciding where to invest it with any sort of sensible return is extremely difficult. Forestry sounds like it is the investment of rural types who know their … Continue reading

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How to achieve ‘vacant possession’?

Should you care? If you are a tenant of commercial property with a break clause which is conditional on giving the landlord vacant possession at midnight on the break date then you will care very much. If the exercise of … Continue reading

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Beware the Repair! – Top Tips for limiting your liability

About to take on a lease of commercial premises? Make sure you are aware of the repair liability you are taking on… An FRI lease is the abbreviated term for a lease which imposes full repairing and insuring obligations on the tenant, relieving the … Continue reading

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It’s now or never (if time is of the essence)

Time is always an important factor in contractual relationships but when time is ‘of the essence’, it becomes critical. Does it matter? ‘Of the essence’ means that something is extremely important – therefore when time is expressed to be ‘of … Continue reading

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