For subscribers, the January 2015 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:
- Hardy v Griffiths - an application of the principle of caveat emptor, and an analysis of deposit shortfall clauses;
- Lankester & Son Ltd v Rennie - can assignments in equity get a tenant off the hook?
- Schubert Murphy v The Law Society – is the Law Society liable for wrongly registered a fraudulent conveyancer?
- Assethold Limited v Watts - are tenants liable to pay the landlord’s costs of third party litigation under a service charge clause?
- Saturn Leisure Ltd v Havering London Borough Council - compensation for misrepresentation under the 1954 Act;
- Salford Estates (No.2) Ltd v Altomart Ltd - a winding-up petition is stayed pending alternative dispute resolution;
- Charalambous & Karali v Ng & Ng - tenancy deposit scheme rules can affect pre-2007 tenancies.
In addition, there is coverage of:
- The changes made to SDLT assessments in the Autumn Statement;
- Publication of the Law Commission’s final report on Rights to Light;
- DEFRA’s latest position on Flood Re regulations;
- Pre-emption rights - are old rights still binding?
- New development and utilities connections.
Published on 2 January 2015.