CPI Update 120 - February 2014

The February 2014 edition of the Commercial Property Information Update – Issue 120 – is published today on this website.

The Right to Contest

A process known as the Public Request to Order Disposal of land (PROD) has existed for some time under Part X of the Local Government Planning and Land Act 1980. It is currently referred to in Government publications as the Community Right to Reclaim Land. It allows anyone to request that land owned by a public body is put up for sale on the open market.

Understanding and dealing with title defects

A property webinar by Alan Riley: Wednesday 15 January 2014 (12.30pm to 2.00pm):

CPI Update 119 - January 2014

The January 2014 edition of the Commercial Property Information Update – Issue 119 – is published today on this website.

CPI Update 118 - December 2013

The December 2013 edition of the Commercial Property Information Update – Issue 118 – is published today on this website.

Property and registration fraud

Land Registry is current running a survey on its website to find out customer views in relation to the collection of personal data for fraud prevention purposes: see Land Registry's Fraud Survey. There is scope within the survey to provide suggestions to the Land Registry on how to minimise fraud (e.g. consider providing pin number identification systems for registered proprietors?). It is perhaps better not to suggest the re-introduction of paper land certificates.

Property webinar - Friday 8 November: Ensuring binding contracts and effective completions

Property webinar.
Friday 8 November at 12.30pm.
Ensuring binding contracts and effective completions.

Chancel repair liability and mortgagees

As is widely known, at midnight on 12 October 2013, certain classes of property rights, such as chancel repair liability (CRL) lose their status as overriding interests under provisions of the Land Registration Act 2002. Once the status of the right as an overriding interest is lost, a purchaser of the land for valuable consideration will be able to take free from it. However, the loss of overriding interest status for a property right does not mean that the right ceases to be an interest.