CPI Update 138 - October 2015

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

  • Overage clauses and permitted disposals - Burrows Investments Ltd v Ward Homes Ltd;
  • Obtaining leave to forfeit in an administration - Re SSRL Realisations Ltd;
  • Completing agreements for lease strictly in accordance with the agreement - A2 Dominion Homes Ltd v Prince Evans Solicitors;
  • Equitable easements arising by estoppel - Hoyl Group Ltd v Cromer Town Council;
  • Private dwelling relief for CGT - Fountain & Anor v Revenue & Customs;
  • Single or separate hereditaments for business rates - Woolway v Mazars.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • 1954 Act – a new exclusion for home businesses;
  • The commencement of the unfair terms parts of the Consumer Rights Act 2015;
  • A new consultation on the Consumer Code for Home Builders;
  • Insolvency – raising the threshold for petitioning for bankruptcy;
  • Residential tenancies – new section 21 notices;
  • Energy efficiency – minor changes to EPC regulations;
  • Exchanging contracts with scanned copies;
  • Land registration - legal or equitable easement, and why it matters;
  • Land Registry removes fax as a means of communication;
  • Property fraud – communicating bank details by fax.

Published 30 September 2015.