What is Collective Enfranchisement? A Guide for Leaseholders

What is Collective Enfranchisement? A Guide for Leaseholders

You may have heard of collective enfranchisement in relation to residential flats, but what does it mean, and how do you know if you can use the right? The following is a brief summary to this area of law for leaseholders looking to acquire the freehold to their...
What is a Full Repairing and Insuring Lease?

What is a Full Repairing and Insuring Lease?

A full repairing and insuring lease (“FRI Lease”) is a lease in which the tenant takes on all of the costs for repairs and insurance for the property being leased from the landlord. This article focuses on the repairing elements of an FRI lease. The requirement for...
Benefits of Land Registration

Benefits of Land Registration

HM Land Registry are aiming to achieve comprehensive land registration across England and Wales by 2030. This is also a key target for the Government as it will help them in identifying areas suitable for housing development. Registration is the official recording of...
What is a planning agreement and who needs to be a party?

What is a planning agreement and who needs to be a party?

A Section 106 agreement is an agreement entered into between landowners or developers and local planning authorities (“LPAs”) as part of the planning process. A Section 106 agreement is the most common form of planning agreement and is made under Section 106 of the...
Impossible to perform a contract – are you still liable?

Impossible to perform a contract – are you still liable?

What happens when it has become impossible for a business to perform its contractual obligations and there is a force majeure or exemption clause in the contract? Unfortunately, the non-performing party could face having to pay out a significant amount of damages to...
Adverse possession – does a fence matter?

Adverse possession – does a fence matter?

Adverse possession (commonly known as “squatter’s rights”) is continuously using land which is owned by someone else, as your own for a period of time, and then applying to be registered as the legal owner of the land. The land must be used exclusively by you without...