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Contracts - know who you are dealing with!
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2013

Trading names are not legal entities in their own right. If you use a trading name to conclude a contract, or are on the receiving end of a contract


Landlord and tenant - a High Court judgment this month reminds landlords to be careful not to release any guarantors (including former tenants) accidentally when granting consent to the existing tenant under a lease
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2013

Variations to a lease are usually obvious, so the landlord can easily remember that he needs to join in any current guarantors (including former


Flooding - a Law Society practice note means clients and solicitors should now pay extra attention to an already pressing issue
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 27 2013

There are many types of flooding, of which coastaltidal and river flooding are but two. Approximately half of all flooding damage arises from surface


Break point
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • May 21 2013

Where rent or other payments fall due before a break date, they will usually be payable in full, although the position will always depend on what the


The Green Deal - guidance
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • April 30 2013

As explained in previous editions of Property Update, the Green Deal is designed to assist householders and businesses to increase the energy


Landlord and tenant how the court will decide the terms of a new lease on a lease renewal
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2012

A tenant whose lease is protected by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954 has a right to a new tenancy when its existing lease expires, unless the landlord can make out one of seven grounds of opposition.


Land Registry - fees to be reduced from 22 October
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2012

The Land Registry is to reduce its fees by an average of 10 with effect from 22 October 2012.


Easements - a right of way must be exercised at a reasonable speed
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2012

In Jeffries v Robb, the appellant had a right of way "for all purposes" across the respondent's land.


Boundaries boundary disputes v property disputes
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • September 26 2012

The general boundaries rule means that the boundaries shown on a Land Registry title plan are general only and not definitive.


Contract - can a letter form a binding contract for the sale of land?
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • January 25 2012

A contract for the sale of land must incorporate all the terms which the parties have expressly agreed in one document.