CPI Update 131 - February 2015

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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.