CPI Update 173 - October 2018

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

  • Examining the validity of a 1954 Act notice - Dukeminster Ltd v West End Investments (Cowell Group) Ltd;
  • Upward/downward rent review on lease renewal - Dukeminster Ltd v West End Investments (Cowell Group) Ltd;
  • Use of CRAR as a waiver of forfeiture - Thirunavukkrasu v Brar & Brar;
  • Rectification of a lease for unilateral mistake - CDS (Superstores Int.) Ltd v Place Road Properties Ltd;
  • Expert determination of a valuation date - Great Dunmow Estates Ltd v Crest Nicholson Operations Ltd;
  • CGT and private dwelling relief - HMRC v Higgins;
  • Duties of mortgagees on sale of an asset - Close Brothers Ltd v AIS (Marine) 2 Ltd;
  • Illegality as a defence to negligence - Stoffel & Co v Grondona;
  • Nuisance caused by independent contractors - Lindsay v Berkeley Homes (Capital) plc.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • The new RICS service charge professional statement.
  • Changes to the registration of TVGs in Wales.
  • Leasehold reform – the Law Commission consultation.
  • Further points on abandonment of easements.
  • A number of Land Registry practice points.

Published on 30 September 2018.