Vacant possession is an element of property law that ensures a property is left in good condition when it changes hands. Every time a property is sold, or if tenants move out of rented property, vacant possession is unavoidable; a vital part of the job of any property lawyer or surveyor. Yet this is the first book to look at this area in depth.

If a property professional understands vacant possession they can make sure their cases move quickly and complete at a time that suits them. If they do not, they are vulnerable to others who know it better and can use the law to frustrate proceedings for months or even years while their clients continue to pay money on rent or mortgage payments for properties they're not using.

This book is essential reading for all property lawyers and surveyors. It is destined to be the definitive guide to vacant possession.

chapter Chapter 1|18 pages

What is Vacant Possesion?

chapter Chapter 2|25 pages

Issues in Vacant Possession

chapter Chapter 4|12 pages

Vacant Possession and Conditions of Sale

chapter Chapter 5|11 pages

Defining the Obligation

chapter Chapter 6|42 pages

Breaching the Obligation

chapter Chapter 7|26 pages

The Scope and Extent of the Obligation

chapter Chapter 8|18 pages

Completion and Remedies for Breach

chapter Chapter 10|24 pages

Case Studies