CPI Update 155 - March 2017

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For subscribers, the March 2017 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:

  • Duties of care in property fraud cases - Dreamvar (UK) Limited v Mishcon de Reya;
  • Termination of side letters to leases - Vivienne Westwood Ltd v Conduit Street Development Ltd;
  • Non-reliance clauses in leases - misrepresentation - First Tower Trustees Ltd v CDS (Superstores Int.) Ltd;
  • The effect of a right of waiver in conditional contracts - Anderson Properties Ltd v Blyth Liggins;
  • Checking easements for under-tenants - Balogun v Boyes Sutton and Perry;
  • Is occupation based on a lease or licence - Watts v Stewart.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • Government guidance on the effect of the MEES Regulations.
  • Consultation on changes to the Land Registration Rules 2003.
  • A Community Infrastructure Levy review: the independent report to Government.
  • Further consultation on starter homes.
  • HMRC consultation on tobacco duty evasion.
  • Charges in debentures – who has priority?
  • The Land Registry’s view on the effectiveness of e-signatures.

Published on 1 March 2017.