CPI Update 132 - March 2015

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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.