CPI Update 168 - May 2018

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

  • An entire agreement clause does not preclude implying terms - J N Hipwell & Son v Szurek.
  • Tenants’ covenants against applying for planning permission - Rotrust Nominees Ltd v Hautford Ltd.
  • Interpreting easements - Pennant v Watkin Jones & Sons Ltd.
  • Losing SDLT relief for higher threshold interests - Goode Cuisine Company Ltd v Revenue and Customs.
  • Constructive trusts in property development - Generator Developments Ltd v Lidl UK GMBH.
  • Service by electronic means under the Party Walls Etc. Act 1996 - Knight v Goulandris.
  • Town and village green registration/statutory incompatibility - Lancashire CC, R (on the applic. of) v DEFRA.
  • Licences to use converted to easements - The Corporation of Trinity House of Deptford Strond v 4-6 Trinity Church Square Freehold Ltd.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • Enforcing positive covenants by making use of rentcharges.
  • A consultation response on business rates.
  • A consultation response on the home buying and selling process.
  • Appeals from the Property Chamber.
  • A consultation response on beneficial ownership of overseas companies.
  • Land Registry practice guide changes on official searches.
  • Updated CPSEs.

Published on 1 May 2018.