CPI Update 133 - April 2015

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For subscribers, the April 2015 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:

  • Kandola v Mirza Solicitors LLP - must a conveyancer check on the solvency of a seller?
  • R (on the application of Hourhope Ltd) v Shropshire Council - how to apply the in-use buildings off-set for Community Infrastructure Levy;
  • Birdlip Ltd v Hunter & Anor - are covenants enforceable under a scheme of development?
  • Cook & Anor Re: 21 Shawfield Park - whose consent to build is required under restrictive covenants.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • Planning policy on section 106 obligations and the vacant buildings credit;
  • CIL and the end of pooling section 106 contributions;
  • CIL amendment regulations for 2015;
  • Planning – changes to the Use Classes Order;
  • Planning – changes to the GPDO – consolidation, amendment, and further amendment for pubs;
  • Planning – Deemed discharge of conditions;
  • Energy efficiency – the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards regulations;
  • Changes to rules on tenancy deposits under the Deregulation Act 2015;
  • Changes to the 1954 Act in relation to home-working;
  • SDLT - The devolved tax;
  • Title investigations carried out to check on insolvency;
  • Updated SDLT online calculators;
  • Land Registry changes to leasehold titles having floor level limitations;
  • An analysis of the anti-fraud service provided by Lawyer Checker.

Published on 1 April 2015.