Topics this month:

  • Co-ownership: Joint Tenancy – severance.
  • Landlord and Tenant (General): Forfeiture and CRAR – coronavirus; Service charges - role of landlord’s “conclusive” certificate; Vacant possession – reinstatement of fixtures and chattels.
  • Mortgages: Mortgage fraud - solicitor’s negligence in failing to register documents – defence of illegality; Receivers - owner’s powers – entitlement to sell when property in receivership – s26 Land Registration Act 2002.
  • Restrictive Covenants: Discharge or modification under s84 Law of Property Act 1925 – Public Policy – developers conduct – Supreme Court decision.
  • Solicitors Practice Points: Land Registry – digital identity checks; EWS1 Certificates – buildings without cladding.

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