CPI Update 162 - November 2017

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

  • Rights to light easements acquired by tenants - Metropolitan Housing Trust Ltd v RMC FH Co Ltd.
  • Excluding “permitted dispositions” from overage clauses - Burrows Investments Ltd v Ward Homes Ltd.
  • Adverse possession claims - Souaissi v Tingle.
  • Changing the use of dominant land - Fitzpatrick & Ors v Spencer & Beange.
  • Enforceability of restrictive covenants - Doberman v Watson.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • The newly announced Land Transaction Tax rates in Wales.
  • Guidance on the MEES regulations for residential property.
  • Consultation/call for evidence on the conveyancing process.
  • Consultation on the role of managing agents.
  • Consultation on the RICS service charge code (4th Edition).
  • A proposed commencement of the new Electronic Communications Code.
  • Overage drafting - excepted dispositions.
  • Advising tenants on AGA liabilities.
  • New address for notifying an option to tax.
  • Land Registry - priority of applications.
  • Land Registry - pre-emption rights.
  • Code of Conduct - conflicts of interests.

Published on 31 October 2017.