Land Law

Chair of Land Law Committee

Jackie Newstead, Hogan Lovells LLP

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05/02/2019 - Development Management Agreement with ancillary Asset Management Services Second Edition 2019

City of London Law Society Land Law Committee's Development Management Agreement (with Ancillary Asset Management Services) Second Edition 2019. This replaces the Asset and Development Management Agreement dated 7 October 2015, which should no longer be used.
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05/02/2019 - Development Management Agreement with ancillary Asset Management Services Second Edition 2019 - Word version

City of London Law Society Land Law Committee's Development Management Agreement (with Ancillary Asset Management Services) Second Edition 2019 - word version. This replaces the Asset and Development Management Agreement dated 7 October 2015, which should no longer be used.
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21/12/2018 - CLLS response to DCMS consultation on warrants for telecoms

CLLS Land law committee response to the DCMS consultation on Ensuring tenants' access to gigabit-capable connections
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26/11/2018 - Response to the consultation on Implementing reforms to the leasehold system

The response of the Land Law Committee to the MHCLG Consultation on Implementing reforms to the leasehold system.
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13/09/2018 - City of London Digital Fixed Line Infrastructure Wayleave Agreement for new Electronic Communications Code 2018

The City of London Digital Fixed Line Infrastructure Wayleave Agreement for new Electronic Communications Code 2018. This replaces the City of London digital infrastructure toolkit Standardised Wayleave agreement of July 2016
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27/07/2018 - Vacancies - Land Law Committee

Applications are invited for membership of the Land Law Committee of the City of London Law Society
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08/05/2018 - Revised draft form of overseas legal opinion for company executing a deed

Draft Form of Overseas Legal Opinion on Transactions relating to Real Property In England And Wales (Form produced In November 2012, updated May 2018 to reflect in paragraph 5.2.1 the Land Registry’s New Execution Wording for an Overseas Company Executing A Deed). The 2012 form of Opinion has been updated to reflect the Land Registry’s recent changes to the form of execution wording that they require for an overseas company executing a deed.
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19/04/2018 - Response to Law Commission Consultation on Commonhold Land

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13/04/2018 - RICS Consultation on the new Code for Leasing Business Premises

CLLS Land Law Committee's response to the RICS Consultation on the new Code for Leasing Business Premises
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12/03/2018 - Short Form Report on title - 12th March 2018

The Short Form Report on Title, which has been revised following its third edition in 2007, reflects changes in the law and practitioners’ approaches to reporting on title, as well as changes to the CLLS Certificate of Title in the intervening period. For clarity, the notes to the Report highlight the circumstances when it would be used instead of the Certificate of Title. This replaces the City of London Law Society 3rd Edition Short Form Report on Title dated 4th July 2013, which should no longer to be used as a precedent.
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12/03/2018 - CLLS Land Law Committee Short form Report on Title - Word Format

The Short Form Report on Title, which has been revised following its third edition in 2007, reflects changes in the law and practitioners’ approaches to reporting on title, as well as changes to the CLLS Certificate of Title in the intervening period. For clarity, the notes to the Report highlight the circumstances when it would be used instead of the Certificate of Title. This replaces the City of London Law Society 3rd Edition Short Form Report on Title dated 4th July 2013, which should no longer to be used as a precedent.
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11/12/2017 - RICS draft professional statement – Service charges in commercial property

Response of Land Law Committee to Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors' draft professional statement – Service charges in commercial property
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19/09/2017 - Consultation - Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market

Response of the Land Law Committee to the Department for Communities and Local Government's consultation - Tackling unfair practices in the leasehold market.
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13/07/2017 - CLLS - Note on property fraud - 13 07 17

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15/05/2017 - Comments on BEIS consultation on register for beneficial owners of overseas companies

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14/05/2017 - Consultation - Sanctions to tackle tobacco duty evasion and other excise duty evasion

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05/04/2017 - Response to Proposals to amend the Land Registration Rules 2003

Response to Proposals to amend the Land Registration Rules 2003
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21/11/2016 - CLLS Land Law Committee Certificate of Title and Notes to users (Seventh Edition 2016 update)

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21/11/2016 - Questionnaire to accompany 7th Edition Certificate of Title (2016 update)

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07/11/2016 - Supplemental enquiries in connection with 7th edition 2016 Update of the CLLS certificate of title

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07/11/2016 - CLLS Certificate of Title Seventh Edition 2016 Update wrapper for report on title and notes to users

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07/11/2016 - Letter to Company seeking confirmation on draft CLLS Certificate of Title 7th Edition 2016 Update

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07/11/2016 - Letter to Company seeking confirmation on final draft CLLS Certificate of Title 7th Edition 2016 Update

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04/11/2016 - Response to the Law Commission's consultation on its 13th Programme of Reform - doc 1 of 4

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04/11/2016 - Response to the Law Commission's consultation on its 13th Programme of Reform - doc 2 of 4

Proposals on behalf of the Property Litigation Association
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04/11/2016 - Response to the Law Commission's consultation on its 13th Programme of Reform - doc 3 of 4

LC 13th Law Reform Programme - Enfranchisement - 03 11 16
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04/11/2016 - 04/11/2016 - Response to the Law Commission's consultation on its 13th Programme of Reform - doc 4 of 4

LTCA 95 - PLA Proposed Reform - 03 11 16
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06/10/2016 - Stamp duty land tax: changes to the filing and payment process

Response to HMRC consultation on Stamp duty land tax: changes to the filing and payment process
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25/07/2016 - Potential Impact of Brexit on UK Real Estate Law

Potential Impact of Brexit on UK Real Estate Law
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14/07/2016 - Response to the Law Commissions Consultation Paper Updating the Land Register - 2

Response to the Law Commission's Consultation Paper Updating the Land Register
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14/07/2016 - Consultation Response - DMS-6208526 - v2.0 (2)

Response to Law Commission Consultation on the Land Registration Act 2002
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14/07/2016 - Consultation Additional Points - DMS-6208570 - v2.0 (2)

Response to Law Commission Consultation on the Land Registration Act 2002 Additional comments and concerns arising from the consultation process
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12/05/2016 - Response to Government Consultation on Moving Land Registry Operations into the Private Sector

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24/03/2016 - Land Law Committee - advertisement for new Committee member

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07/10/2015 - Asset and Development Management Agreement

This has now been replaced by the City of London Law Society Land Law Committee's Development Management Agreement (with Ancillary Asset Management Services) Second Edition 2019, and should no longer be used as a precedent. It is retained here solely for archival purposes.
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22/04/2015 - Response to Department for Culture Media & Sport Consultation on the Electronic Communications Code

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15/07/2014 - The Certificate of Title (Seventh Edition 2012) Wrapper for Report on Title and Notes to Users

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16/06/2014 - Community Infrastructure Levy - Notes and Drafting

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24/03/2014 - Response to BIS consultation “Land Registry: new service delivery company”

The consultation sought views on the Government’s proposals to create a new service delivery company to take over responsibility for processing land and property registration from HM Land Registry. The submission responded in detail to the consultation, and raised a number of general concerns, including that “in view of the fundamental nature of the [consultation] proposals, we consider that inadequate information has been provided in the consultation. Many statements have been made, but insufficient evidence has been provided to support the statements.”
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18/03/2014 - Insurance provisions for a rack rent lease of commercial property – March 2014

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20/01/2014 - Protocol for discharging mortgages of commercial property

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22/07/2013 - Changes to CON29 Forms

Changes to CON29 Forms
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23/05/2013 - Press Release - CLLS responds to Law Commission Rights to Light Consultation

Press Release - CLLS responds to Law Commission Rights to Light Consultation
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23/05/2013 - Joint CLLS Land Law Committee and CLLS Planning & Environmental Law Committee

Joint CLLS Land Law Committee and CLLS Planning & Environmental Law Committee response to Law Commission consultation paper on Rights to Light
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30/04/2013 - Questionnaire for CLLS Certificate of Title 7th Edition

Questionnaire for CLLS Certificate of Title 7th Edition
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08/01/2013 - Deed of Release of Rights to Light and Air

Deed of Release of Rights to Light and Air
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30/11/2012 - Supplemental enquiries in connection with the CLLS Certificate of Title 7th

Supplemental enquiries in connection with the CLLS Certificate of Title 7th Edition
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30/11/2012 - Notes on Assets of Community Value

Notes on Assets of Community Value
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07/11/2012 - CLLS Land Law Committee draft form of overseas legal opinion on transactions relating to real property in England and Wales

Note: THIS DRAFT HAS BEEN SUPERSEDED BY THE PRECEDENT DATED 08 - 05 - 2018, AND SHOULD NO LONGER BE USED. IT REMAINS ON THE WEBSITE FOR ARCHIVAL PURPOSES ONLY. The Land Registry appear to require provision of the certified copy of the constitution or a duly completed Land Registry form 7, Certificate of powers of overseas corporations, for overseas corporations, so that a form of opinion from overseas counsel will not suffice for Land Registry purposes.
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25/10/2012 - Letter to Company seeking confirmation on final draft of CLLS Certificate of

Letter to Company seeking confirmation on final draft of CLLS Certificate of Title 7th Edition
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25/10/2012 - Letter to Company seeking confirmation on draft CLLS Certificate of Title

Letter to Company seeking confirmation on draft CLLS Certificate of Title 7th Edition
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22/10/2012 - Response to the Law Commission’s consultation paper number 206

Response to the Law Commission’s consultation paper number 206 on The Electronic Communications Code
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01/10/2012 - CLLS Land Law Committee Certificate of Title and Note to Users

CLLS Land Law Committee Certificate of Title and Note to Users (Seventh Edition 2012)Please note that on 22 March 2013 a change was made to the form of paragraph 30.1.5 of Schedule 5 to the CLLS Land Law Committee's certificate of title 7th edition.
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06/06/2012 - Letter re Law Commission's report 'Making Land Work - Easements, covenants

Letter re Law Commission's report 'Making Land Work - Easements, covenants and profits à prendre'
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12/04/2011 - CLLS Land Law Committee Suggested Service Charge Provisions for an Office

CLLS Land Law Committee Suggested Service Charge Provisions for an Office Building
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12/04/2011 - CLLS Land Law Committee Suggested Service Charge Provisions for a Shopping

CLLS Land Law Committee Suggested Service Charge Provisions for a Shopping Centre
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20/12/2010 - Response to the OFT's consultation paper "Guidance on the application

Response to the OFT's consultation paper "Guidance on the application of competition law following the revocation of the Land Agreements Exclusion Order"
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23/11/2010 - Joint article from the CLLS Construction Law and Land Law Committees regarding

Joint article from the CLLS Construction Law and Land Law Committees regarding Third Party Rights Initiative
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23/06/2010 - Response to Third Land Registration (Electronic Conveyancing) Rules 2011

Response to Third Land Registration (Electronic Conveyancing) Rules 2011 Consultation. (Following the previous two consultation papers published in 2007, the Land Registry launched the third consultation on Monday 22nd March 2010).
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05/10/2009 - City of London Law Society 6th Edition Long Form Certificate of Title

Practitioners should bear in mind the High Court decision in Good Harvest Partnership LLP v Centaur Services Limited [23 February 2010] in relation to the following sections of the certificate of title- paragraph 8.4 of Schedule 4 and the box in Part 8A of Schedule 5 which states "Name of every unreleased former tenant who has entered into an authorised guarantee agreement and of every unreleased former guarantor who has entered into a guarantee of that authorised guarantee agreement." However, the Land Law Committee has decided not to suggest a standard qualification to take account of the Good Harvest decision. The provider of the certificate should qualify those sections (as with any other qualification to the certificate) when considered appropriate in the context of the particular transaction, property and documentation.
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29/07/2009 - The City of London Law Society Land Law Committee suggested form of Rent

The City of London Law Society Land Law Committee suggested form of Rent Deposit Deed
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17/06/2009 - Company Questionnaire for CLLS Certificate of Title 6th Edition (2008 Update)

Company Questionnaire for CLLS Certificate of Title 6th Edition (2008 Update)
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17/06/2009 - Company Confirmation Letter Final Form Certificate of Title 6th Edition

Company Confirmation Letter Final Form Certificate of Title 6th Edition (2008 Update)
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17/06/2009 - Company Confirmation Letter Draft Certificate of Title 6th Edition (2008 Update)

Company Confirmation Letter Draft Certificate of Title 6th Edition (2008 Update)
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15/04/2009 - The London Property Support Lawyers group has produced an alternative schedule

The London Property Support Lawyers group has produced an alternative schedule 4 for the CLLS certificate of title, (6th edition, 2008 update) where property is subject to multiple occupational leases, which may be used in accordance with the commentary that accompanies it, where considered appropriate.
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24/11/2008 - Guidance on the Application of the EPC Regime to Commercial Property

Guidance on the Application of the EPC Regime to Commercial Property produced by the London Property Support Lawyers and Association of Property Support Lawyers
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30/06/2008 - London Property Support Lawyers response to the Law Commission Consultation

London Property Support Lawyers response to the Law Commission Consultation Paper on Easements, Covenants and Profits a Prendre
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01/06/2008 - CLLS letter endorsing the London Property Support Lawyers response

CLLS letter endorsing the London Property Support Lawyers response to the Consultation on Easements, Covenants and Profits a Prendre
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04/07/13 - City of London Law Society 3rd Edition Short Form Report on Title (2007)

A number of Scottish firms have collaborated in producing an equivalent certificate, the "PSG Certificate of Title", for use in relation to properties in Scotland. For further information please visit www.psglegal.co.uk
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