CPI Update 139 - November 2015

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

  • Can an equitable assignee of a mortgage exercise a power of sale? Skelwith (Leisure) Ltd v Armstrong.
  • Leasehold enfranchisement and the question of what is a house - Jewelcraft Ltd v Pressland.
  • Conditions for a charity to dis-apply a VAT option to tax - The Institute for Orthodox Christian Studies, Camb. v HMRC.
  • 1954 Act renewals where trustees are tenants - Kyaw v Claassen.
  • What happens to property when a dissolved company is restored? - In the matter of Fivestar Properties Ltd.
  • An analysis of trigger events under an option to purchase - Classic Property Developments (South East) Ltd v Islam.
  • Avoiding section 106 obligations by implementing a second permission - Robert Hitchins Ltd, R (on the applic. of) v Worcs. CC. 
  • Interpreting restrictive covenants - Royal Mail Estates Ltd v Pridebank Ltd.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • Overriding easements and other rights under section 237 TCPA 1990.
  • 1954 Act - home business tenancies.
  • Residential tenancies - licensing of landlords in Wales.
  • Insolvency – dissolution.
  • Landlord and tenant - remedies for disrepair.
  • Contracts for sale - exchanging contracts (again).
  • Land Registry - execution of deeds.
  • Searches and enquiries - new CON 29 Form.

Published 1 November 2015.