CPI Update 146 - June 2016

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

  • Is a contract valid if only one joint buyer signs? Marlbray Ltd v Laditi;
  • Avoiding prescriptive easements through signage - Winterburn v Bennett;
  • Establishing easements under lost modern grant - Welford v Graham;
  • The interaction of quiet enjoyment and reserved right to build - Timothy Taylor Ltd v Mayfair House Corporation;
  • Implied terms to prevent works that interfere with a tenant - Iceland Foods Ltd v Aldi Stores Ltd;
  • Recovery of repair costs through service charges - Christopher Moran Holdings Ltd v Laura Carrara-Cagni;
  • Permissions required for the option to charge VAT - Hills v The Commissioners for HMRC.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • Section 106 obligations and requirements for affordable housing contributions;
  • VAT - zero-rating for residential conversions under permitted development rights;
  • The Housing and Planning Act 2016 – Royal Assent;
  • A Land Registry consultation on the Local Land Charges Rules;
  • SDLT exemption for transfers involving a public body (the HCA);
  • Rights of reverter in conveyancing transactions;
  • VAT on fees for enquiries of the local authority;
  • Searches and enquiries – revised CON29DW form; 
  • Land registration – updated practice guidance on former overriding interests.

Published on 31 May 2016.