CPI Update 136 - July/August 2015

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

  • Fryatt v Preston Mellor Harrison (a firm) – the liability of a firm to explain the differences between an option to buy land and an option to buy shares;
  • Orientfield Holdings Ltd v Bird & Bird LLP – the liability of a firm to explain the results of a Plansearch report;
  • LSC Finance Ltd v Abensons Law Ltd – a property fraud resulting in breach of undertaking and warranty of authority;
  • M Lennon & Co Ltd v Revenue & Customs – zero-rating of re-developed housing;
  • Nora Harris v Revenue & Customs – satisfying TOGC conditions;
  • Arnold v Britton – interpreting prejudicial service charge provisions.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • The Chancel Repairs Bill 2015;
  • Residential tenancy changes for Wales;
  • Potential prejudice to tenants in service charge clauses;
  • New Land Registry form for removal of a Form A restriction;
  • Introduction of eDespatch for paper applications;
  • A new facility for SDLT payments by card;
  • A new direction of Land Registry proper offices;
  • Forthcoming Standard Commercial Property Conditions (3rd Edition).

Published 1 July 2015.