Practice notes: Property

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Contracts and deeds

Contract law and boilerplate

Boilerplate

General contract law

Formalities and execution requirements

Misrepresentation and misstatement

Negotiating and drafting property contracts

Options

Overage

Pre-emption

Standard Commercial Property Conditions

Standard Commercial Property Conditions (Second Edition)

Standard Commercial Property Conditions (First Edition)

Standard Conditions of Sale

Standard Conditions of Sale (Fifth Edition)

Standard Conditions of Sale (Fourth Edition)

Termination, breach and enforcement

See also Enforcement, remedies and disputes.

Perpetuities

Conveyancing process

Auctions

Estate agents

Exchange of contracts

Heads of terms, confidentiality and exclusivity agreements

Investigating and deducing title and title covenants

Investigating the planning title

Residential property

Searches, surveys and pre-contract enquiries

Searches

Physical inspection and surveys

Pre-contract enquiries

Undertakings to discharge of mortgages

Development and construction

Building regulations

Construction contract issues

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2015

Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007

See also Health and safety and other statutory liabilities.

Development agreements

Development and construction

Promotion agreements

Methods of securing payments under a land promotion agreement (www.practicallaw.com/8-524-0331)

Party Wall Act 1996

Public procurement

Site assembly and types of development

Easements, covenants and third party rights

Easements

Rights of light

Profits à prendre

Rentcharges

Restrictive covenants

Positive covenants

Energy and buildings

CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme

For a list of all the PLC materials on the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme, see the CRC Survival Kit.

This includes:

Energy efficiency in buildings

Microgeneration

See also Planning

Nuclear

Shale gas

Offshore power

Wind power

Highways, public rights of access and common land

Common land and town and village greens

Highways and public rights of access

Creation alteration and classification

Maintenance and liability

Property overhanging a public highway

Pedestrianisation and traffic regulation

Public rights of access

Insolvency

Corporate insolvency

Personal insolvency

Receivership

Reviewable transactions

Disclaimers

Bona vacantia

Tenant insolvency

Building contractor insolvency

Assignment of a claim

Land ownership and title issues

Adverse possession

Capacity

Commonhold

See also, Article, Commonhold - where do I start? A guide for the uninitiated. (www.practicallaw.com/9-107-4854).

Charities

For our other resources on charities, see Practical Law for charities.

Children

Co-ownership

Partnerships and LLPs

Powers of attorney

Trusts

Land Registry

Legislation and practice

Registration gap

First registration

Registering dealings and protecting third party interests

Overriding interests and chancel repairs

Leases and Landlord and Tenant

Grants, assignments, surrenders and licences

Variation and release from liability

Statutory and contractual ways to release a landlord from landlord covenants  (www.practicallaw.com/9-501-5855)

Forfeiture, distress and enforcement of covenants

Dilapidations

Possession

Code for leasing business premises

Business leases and Landlord and Tenant Act 1954

Statutory rights

Contracting out

Termination and renewal

Opposing renewal and compensation

Terms of a renewal lease

Interim rent

Surrenders

Residential leases

Term and break rights

Rent and rent review

Rent deposits

Service charges

Repairs, decoration, alterations and additions

Alienation

Use

Guarantees and indemnities

Rates and outgoings

Interest, costs and VAT

VAT

Yield up

Leases: Yield up clauses (www.practicallaw.com/4-384-3152)

Registration

Recording exclusion of LTA 1954 rights

Rights, reservations, exclusions

Leases: Rights, reservations and exceptions (www.practicallaw.com/7-501-6139)

Compliance with laws

Leases: Compliance with laws clauses (www.practicallaw.com/7-422-4050)

Quiet enjoyment

Leases: Quiet enjoyment covenant (www.practicallaw.com/2-382-6304)

Prescribed clauses

Lease boilerplate

Leases: Entire agreement and exclusion of representations (www.practicallaw.com/3-383-5850)

Planning

Operations and the need for planning permission

Planning applications

Environmental impact assessments

Permitted development and orders

Conservation areas and listed buildings

Advertisement control

Compulsory purchase orders and appropriation

Planning appeals

Planning enforcement

National Planning Policy and Infrastructure plans

Planning policy and development plans

Planning obligations

Community Infrastructure Levy

Roads and sewers adoption agreements

Planning legislation

Professional conduct

Professional negligence

Costs

Money laundering

Professional conduct rules

Property finance, security and investment

Financial and corporate crime

Mortgages and charges: taking security

Redemption and discharge of mortgages and charges

Mortgages and security: land and buildings

Mortgages and charges: registration, perfecting security and priority

Priority of security

Consumer credit

Derivatives

Financial regulation

Financial assistance

Investment

Islamic finance

Land banking schemes

REITS

Remedies, disputes and enforcement

Limitation periods

Remedies: Limitation periods (www.practicallaw.com/3-107-4908)

Remedies

Landlord and tenant remedies

See Leases and Landlord and Tenant

Nuisance

Judicial review

Court rules, appeals, references and challenging awards

Adjudication, experts and arbitration

Oaths, affirmations and statutory declarations

Negligence

Rural and agricultural land

Grazing licences and agricultural tenancies

Agri-environment schemes

Agri-environmental issues

Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform

Sporting rights

Statutory liabilities and health and safety

Asbestos

Fire and smoke free property

Equality and discrimination

Defective premises and occupier's liability

Health and safety

See also Construction (Design and Management) Regulations 2007.

Licensing

Taxation

Tax: buying, selling, leasing and holding property

Stamp duty and Stamp duty reserve tax

Stamp Duty Land Tax

Value Added Tax

Capital Gains Tax

Annual tax on enveloped dwellings (ATED)

Tax treatment of damages

Insurance premium tax

Derivatives

Derivatives: tax (www.practicallaw.com/6-204-7955)

Equipment leasing

Direct taxes

Tax and joint ventures

Taxation to promote environmental measures

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