CPI Update 157 - May 2017

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

  • Lease assignment: no appeal in the EMI Group case – EMI Group Ltd v O & H Q1 Ltd;
  • Lease assignment and buy-back clauses - TCG Pubs Ltd v The Art or Mystery of the Girdlers of London;
  • Liability for business rates on ATMs - Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd v Sykes (Valuation Officer);
  • Parking rights as easements - De Le Cuona v Big Apple Marketing Ltd;
  • Recreational rights as easements - Regency Villas Title Ltd v Diamond Resorts (Europe) Ltd;
  • The effect of a disclaimer on a joint tenancy - Abdulla v Whelan;
  • A case on interpretation of a right of way - Shaw v Grouby.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • EPC statistics with the MEES regulations in mind.
  • Proposals for a register of overseas property ownership.
  • Insolvency Rules 2016.
  • Royal Assent for the Digital Economy Act 2017.
  • How adjacent tenants enjoy rights to light.
  • Whether contract deposits amount to penalty clauses.
  • The arrival of the SCPCs 3rd Edition.
  • Slight changes to Land Registry identification rules.

Published on 30 April 2017.