CPI Update 164 - January 2018

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For subscribers, the January 2018 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:

  • Whether service charge costs are “reasonably incurred” - Cos Services Ltd v Nicholson & Willans.
  • Serving a section 146 notice too early - Toms v Ruberry.
  • Whether an agreement is a lease or a licence - Gilpin v Legg.
  • Obtaining an injunction for breach of covenants - Humphrey v Rogers.
  • Acting against a former client – Western Avenue Properties Ltd v Soni.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • The commencement of the new Electronic Communications Code.
  • Energy efficiency – proposed amendment of the MEES Regulations.
  • Energy efficiency – republished guidance on EPCs.
  • The Law Commission’s 13th programme of reform.
  • The Government’s consultation response on unfair practices in residential leaseholds.
  • Revised ATED annual amounts.
  • A consultation on assessing business rates for multi-occupied properties.
  • Balancing the professional conduct duties of confidentiality and disclosure.
  • A further update to the Land Registry practice guide on easements.

Published on 2 January 2018.