For subscribers, the February 2015 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:
- Ramsay v Love – whether use of a signature writing machine can create a valid guarantee;
- Zinc Cobham 1 Ltd v Adda Hotels – a valid form of repeat guarantee under the 1995 Act;
- Reeves & Downing v Sandhu – release of a landlord on assignment of the reversion;
- Edwards v Kumarasamy – whether a landlord’s liability for repair requires notice;
- Hough v Greathall Ltd – what is the date for showing intention to redevelop under ground (f);
- Jackson v Sec. of State for Communities & Local Government – planning enforcement rules and deliberate concealment;
- Best, R (on the applic. of) v The Secretary of State for Justice – confirmation that criminal trespassing does not preclude acquiring title by adverse possession.
In addition, there is coverage of:
- Changes to the insolvency rules where petitioning for bankruptcy.
- Energy efficiency and the proposal to publish non-domestic EPCs.
- Delay to the introduction of a new Electronic Communications Code.
- Protecting pubs that are Assets of Community Value.
- New CDM Regulations.
- A Ministry of Justice scoping study of boundary disputes.
- The Chancel Repairs Bill – it’s going nowhere.
- Releasing restrictive covenants.
- Assessing repairing standards.
- Land Registry addresses for postal applications.
- Professional conduct – reporting to lenders on SDLT avoidance schemes.
Published on 1 February 2015.