CPI Update 178 - March 2019

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For subscribers, the March 2019 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:

  • Whether the law of nuisance protects privacy - Fearn v The Board of Trustees of the Tate Gallery.
  • Can a lease be frustrated by Brexit? - Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited v European Medicines Agency.
  • Is a derelict building a dwelling for SDLT purposes? - P.N. Bewley Ltd v Revenue & Customs Commissioners.
  • Adverse possession of unenclosed land - Thorpe v Frank.
  • Trying to extend the reach of an easement - Parker v Roberts.
  • Reverter of school sites - Rittson-Thomas v Oxfordshire County Council.
  • Premature section 146 notices - Toms v Ruberry.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • A consultation on a new SDLT foreign buyer surcharge.
  • A reminder of changes to the SDLT filing date.
  • DCLG consultation on conservation covenants.
  • The Tenant Fees Act 2019.
  • Replacement leases (by re-grant or agreement for renewal).
  • The Law Society’s Code for Completion by Post (2019).
  • SDLT in the new CQS Practice Management standards.

Published on 1 March 2019.