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Civil and Tribunal procedure

Civil Procedure Rules The Civil Procedure Rules can be accessed from the Ministry of Justice site. To access this part of the site click here. Statutory Instruments relevant to civil procedure are also available from the Ministry of Justice site. To access this part...

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Excluding the right

Prescription Act 1832 Section 3 of the 1832 Act provides as follows: "When the access and use of light to and for any dwelling house, workshop, or other building shall have been actually enjoyed therewith for the full period of 20 years without interruption, the right...

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Redemption

Clog on equity of redemption Liability for contingent costs Re: Industrial North West LLP (in Administration) [2020] EWHC 3052 (Ch) Summary A mortgagee was entitled to retain security, notwithstanding the repayment of a loan, against a contingent liability for legal...

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Registration

Purchaser-s ability to rely on register as conclusive Limits on the registered owner's powers to make a disposition that are not reflected in an entry on the register Ghai v Maymask (228) Ltd [2020] UKUT 293 (LC) Summary A purchaser buying registered land need not be...

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Rectification of register

Exceptional circumstances Dhillon v Barclays Bank plc [2020] EWCA Civ 619 Summary An application to rectify the register by the removal of a legal charge was refused. There were exceptional circumstances which justified the non-rectification of the register. Facts Mrs...

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Flexible tenancies

Fixed term Determination before expiry of term - no forfeiture clause Croydon London Borough Council v Kalonga (2020) EWHC 1353 (QB) Summary A landlord under a fixed-term flexible tenancy did not have a right to determine the tenancy prior to the expiry of the fixed...

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Solicitors Practice Points

The information in this section of the site is provided by our Deputy Editor, David Keighley.   February 2021 Land Registry Practice Guide 12 The Land Registry has updated paragraphs 5.2.1 and 5.2.2 of Land Registry Practice Guide 12: Official searches to include...

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