For subscribers, the March 2015 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:
- Barclays Bank Plc v Grant Thornton UK LLP – how disclaimers negate duties of care in relation to negligent misstatements;
- Oxfordshire County Council v DCLG – disallowed monitoring fees under section 106 agreements;
- HMRC v Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health – a sale subject to an agreement for lease was not a TOGC;
- Bennett v Winterburn – preventing prescriptive easements by signage;
- Alexander v West Bromwich Mortgage Company Ltd – mortgage conditions alter the rate of a tracker mortgage;
- British Overseas Bank Nominees Ltd v Analytical Prop. Ltd – conditional contracts;
- Newbigin (Valuation Officer) v S J & J Monk (a firm) – an assumed state of repair for business rates;
- R (on the applic. of Newhaven Port) v East Sussex CC – user permitted by byelaws prevent a village green registration.
In addition, there is coverage of:
- Draft regulations published in relation to Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards.
- Consultation on a better use of Display Energy Certificates.
- SDLT – a replacement tax for Wales.
- SDLT – The Stamp Duty Land Tax Act 2015.
- Local land charges - Infrastructure Act 2015.
- New CIL amendment regulations.
- Tenants’ alterations - reinstatement and renewal.
- An updated Land Registry Practice Guide 6.
- Enquiries of the local authority – the delayed new CON 29 Form.
- Party Walls Act guidance.
Published on 1 March 2015.