CPI Update 137 - September 2015

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

  • Royal Mail Estates Ltd v Maples Teesdale – the dangers of pre-incorporation contracts;
  • Consortium Commercial Developments Ltd v ABB Ltd – loss of rent in a dilapidations claim;
  • Freifeld & Anor v West Kensington Court Ltd – forfeiture and windfall benefits;
  • K/S Habro-Gatwick v Scottish & Newcastle Ltd – leasehold liability for original tenants;
  • Chesterton Commercial (Oxon) Limited v Oxfordshire CC – liability for inaccurate replies to CON29 enquiries;
  • A2 Dominion Homes Ltd v Prince Evans Solicitors – protecting agreements for lease by notice;
  • Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd v Bristol Rovers (1883) Ltd - conditional contracts;
  • Spielplatz Ltd v Pearson – fixtures and attachment to land;
  • Thorp & Anor v Abbotts – liability for misrepresentation.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • The VAT position on energy saving materials.
  • Proposed relaxation of Sunday trading restrictions.
  • ATED - Updated information and forms.
  • The withdrawal of policy on affordable housing section 106 obligations.
  • Land registration and manorial rights. Prohibitions on alienation in commercial leases.
  • Pre-contract enquiries - Updated CPSE general enquiries and short-form CPSEs.
  • Land Registry developments: mortgagee sales and ACVs; postponement of legal charges; Form FR1 paper applications.
  • Residential property - CML insurance requirements.

Published 1 September 2015.