CPI Update 163 - December 2017

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

  • Rent review: can time be made of the essence? - Proxima GR Properties Ltd v Spencer;
  • Town and village greens: when is the application made? St John's College, Cambridge; R (on the application of) v Cambridgeshire CC;
  • Is a deed authorised to be made? - Knightsbridge Property Development Corporation (UK) Ltd v South Chelsea Properties Ltd;
  • Priority between equitable charges - Amari Lifestyle Ltd (t/a Amari Super Cars) v Warnes;
  • Extinguishment of recent restrictive covenants - Barter (Re Ivy House);
  • Issuing proceedings against the wrong tenant - Manorshow Ltd v Boots Opticians Professional Services Ltd.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • The Autumn Statement: SDLT first time buyer’s relief.
  • The Autumn Statement: SDLT changes to the higher rate charge.
  • Consultation on changes to town and village green registrations in Wales.
  • Part I, LTA 1987 pre-emption rights, long leases and assured tenancies.
  • Pre-emption rights and commercial units.
  • Changes required to all standard conditions.
  • 1954 Act - unopposed lease renewals in Central London county court.
  • Land Registry – expansion of information services.

Published on 1 December 2017.