CPI Update 126 - September 2014

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For subscribers, the September 2014 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases reported over the last few weeks:

  • CLP Holding Company Ltd v Singh & Kaur – is a property sale made on a VAT-exclusive basis?
  • Youssefi v Mussellwhite – 1954 Act renewals, and the question of whether a lease covenant is restrictive or positive.
  • Gold Harp Properties Ltd v Macleod – can rectification operate with retrospective effect?
  • Schroder Exempt Property Unit Trust v Birmingham CC – who is liable for business rates after a lease is disclaimed?
  • Bank of Scotland plc v Waugh – an improperly executed charge still takes effect in equity.
  • Hicks v 89 Holland Park (Management) Ltd – An injunction to restrain possible breaches of restrictive covenants?
  • Hirtenstein v Hill Dickinson LLP – is your firm’s liability cap valid?
  • Coventry v Lawrence (No 2) – is a landlord liable for a tenant’s nuisance?
  • Cohen v Teseo Properties Ltd – extending conditional purchase agreements.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • The DECC consultation on new draft regulations for Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in buildings.
  • SDLT and ATED changes introduced in the Finance Act 2014.
  • The SRA consultation on professional indemnity insurance levels (which is now delayed).
  • The commencement of the Presumption of Death Act 2013.
  • A private members’ bill on chancel repairs liability.
  • What is the permitted content of an AGA - can "extras" be included?
  • What is a “public” auction?
  • An update on the new CON 29 and CON 29O enquiry forms (also now delayed).
  • A new Land Registry Practice Guide (PG 77) on altering title plans.

The September CPI Update is published on 29 August 2014.