January / February

Topics for January/February 2019 :

  • Co-ownership: Declaration of trust – oral statements

  • Long Leases: Covenants – alterations – extent of “elevations”; Administration charges -

legal costs – waiver of forfeiture; Service charges – Qualifying Long-Term Agreements

  • Mortgages: Property sold by mortgagee – sale in a portfolio – duty of care; Sale at undervalue – connected sale – marketing and valuation evidence

  • Planning: Compulsory purchase time limits – ability to grant extension; Highways – Extent of vertical plane transferred from one highway authority to another

  • Property Transactions: Lease clause – misrepresentation; Land Registration – forged documents – mistake; Land Registration – fraud – adverse possession

  • Residential Tenancies: Assured Shorthold Tenancies – Housing Act 1988 – Section 21 notices; Property damage – Rent suspension clauses – interpretation

  • Solicitors Practice Points: SDLT Filing period; Conveyancing Protocol & CQS; Reservation Agreements; Referral Fees

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