Property Notices

Validity and Service (Second Edition)

By Tom Weekes

In the UK, notices play a prominent role in every property lawyer's practice. A client's legal rights will often be exercised by the service of a notice (e.g. by the service of a notice to quit, a break notice, a rent review notice, a leasehold enfranchisement notice, a notice to complete, a notice exercising an option, or a 'section 25 notice' determining a business tenancy). The invalidity of a notice, or a failure to effect service of a notice, can have disastrous consequences: for example, a right to break a lease, or an entitlement to challenge a proposed new rent or a premium payable, might be irrevocably lost. Moreover, an invalid notice will frequently imply a negligent lawyer. Yet the principles determining the validity of notices, and the rules governing service, are poorly understood. Property Notices: Validity and Service provides the definitive account of this important area of UK law. This second edition has been extensively revised and updated and now includes commentary on: the principles relating to the waiver of defects in notices * the rule that a consensual "withdrawal" of a notice to quit or break notice creates a new tenancy * the law relating to the computation of time for the service of a notice * the service of notices under the UK's ss 17-18 of the Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1994. This is the only work dedicated to this core area of practice and will be essential reading for property lawyers.

264 pages

Publication Date: 8/1/2011
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781846612923