CPI Update 144 - April 2016

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For subscribers, the April 2016 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:

  • Assignments to a tenant’s guarantor are prohibited - EMI Group Ltd v O & H Q1 Ltd;
  • No surrender by operation of law - Padwick Properties Ltd v Punj Lloyd Ltd;
  • The drafting of conditional contracts (1) - Bristol Rovers (1883) Ltd v Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd;
  • The drafting of conditional contracts (2) - Dooba Developments Ltd v McLagan Investments Ltd;
  • Is a licensor liable for a nuisance caused by its licensee? Cocking v Eacott;
  • The easement to commit a nuisance - Peires v Bickerton's Aerodromes Ltd.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • SDLT changes for non-residential property;
  • SDLT changes for lease duty;
  • SDLT changes for lease premiums;
  • SDLT and the Higher Rate Transaction surcharge;
  • ATED - Lower thresholds and extended reliefs;
  • Land registration – a new Law Commission consultation on the LRA 2002;
  • Energy efficiency – the end of the CRC scheme; Electronic communication of Party Wall Act notices;
  • Land Registry privatisation;
  • Contracts for sale – the limits on title guarantees;
  • Conveyancing - latest time for completions.

Published on 1 April 2016.