The Law Society Library maintains an database of enquiries called Common Queries. These include the results of research to find forms, precedents, rules, regulations and guidance. These records can be freely accessed via the library catalogue Knowledge Base.

Precedents can be found in the following resources:

  • Encyclopaedia of Forms and Precedents, Vol.25(3) A, B and C (2013 and 2009) contains checklists, leases for flats managed by landlord or management company, criss-cross schemes, tenants with or without reversion schemes, RTM (Right To Manage) and various notices.
  • Precedents for the Conveyancer (looseleaf, 1970-) contains more than 20 different precedents covering the leasing and management of flats and maisonettes.
  • Aldridge, Leasehold Law (looseleaf, 1980-) includes a long lease on the sale of a flat.
  • Aldridge, Practical Lease Precedents (looseleaf, 1987-) contains a variety of precedents for leases, sub-leases and licences.
  • Butterworths Property Law Service (looseleaf, 1989-) contains precedents for leases of flats, including criss-cross and cat’s cradle leases, and an agreement for sale of flat lease.
  • Quenby, Flat schemes in residential and mixed use developments. 3rd ed. (2010) contains precedents including documentation to assist with site set ups, leases and agreements between developers and tenants’ management companies.

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This FAQ is compiled by the Law Society Library. While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information in this article, it does not constitute legal advice and cannot be relied upon as such. The Law Society does not accept any responsibility for liabilities arising as a result of reliance upon the information given.