CPI Update 127 - October 2014

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For subscribers, the October 2014 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:

  • Tindall Cobham 1 Ltd v Adda Hotels – how will the courts approach group assignment clauses that fall foul of the House of Fraser case?
  • Hunt v Optima (Cambridge) Ltd – can reliance be placed on architects’ certificates in new development?
  • Rentokil Initial 1927 Plc v Goodman Derrick LLP – an analysis of the drafting of “unacceptable Planning Coniditons” in an acquisition agreement.
  • R (on the applic. of Hampton Bishop PC) v Herefordshire CC – is a section 106 agreement directly related to proposed development?
  • The Manchester Ship Canal Company v United Utilities Water R3 – what rights do sewerage undertakers have to drain into canals and rivers?
  • Products Ltd v James R Salt (Valuation Officer) – business rates liabilities during a fitting-out period.
  • Pall Mall Investments (London) Ltd v Gloucester City Council – business rates liabilities where premises have been vandalised.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • Proposed new regulation of second charges.
  • Development benefits pilots.
  • Continuing contracting-out problems under the 1954 Act.
  • Problems in the service of a notice to exercise an option to purchase.
  • Correction of title boundaries – the new Land Registry Practice Guide.
  • Updated Land Registry guidance on SIM searches.
  • Land Registry guidance on confidential correspondence.
  • SDLT - Completing paper SDLT returns.

Published on 1 October 2014.