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Property transactions

This section of the site contains a number of pages that are particularly relevant to conveyancing and other aspects of property transactions.

Reform of SDLT

Article contributed by Ian Quayle   Reform of SDLT 22.9.22   The government has cut Stamp Duty Land Tax for those purchasing a residential property in England by doubling the level at which people begin paying this tax from £125,000 to £250,000. The change is...

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Estate Rentcharges

THE PROBLEM WITH ESTATE RENTCHARGES  Problems are being encountered by residential conveyancers acting for buyers of freehold property subject to estate rentcharges, and the purpose of this article is to clarify some of those problems. This includes clients purchasing...

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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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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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Disposals by charities Charities Act 2011 requirements David Roberts Art Foundation Limited v Riedweg [2019] EWHC 1358 Summary Where a charity fails to comply with the Charities Act 2011 when disposing of land, breach of certain requirements will not render the...

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Fixtures? Fish stocks and solar panels Borwick Development Solutions Ltd v Clear Water Fisheries Ltd [2020] EWCA Civ 578 Summary Fish stocks in a commercial fishery were classified as wild animals, which could not be the subject of ownership. The seller-s rights to...

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Reasonable endeavours

Conditional contract Reasonable endeavours - s106 agreement Yewbelle Limited v. London Green Developments Limited [2007] EWCA Civ 475 Facts This case concerned a sale contract that contained the following clause: "The Seller will use all reasonable endeavours by...

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Buyer-s failure to obtain title to property Liability of seller-s solicitor and buyer-s solicitor P&P Property Ltd v Owen White & Catlin LLP; Dreamvar (UK) Ltd v Mischon de Reya (Conjoined appeals) [2018] EWCA Civ 1082 Summary The Court of Appeal has laid down...

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