CPI Update 182 - July 2019

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

  • Analysing possible defects in 1954 Act contracting-out - TFS Stores Limited v BMG (Ashford) Limited.
  • Property dispositions infringing Charities Act requirements - The David Roberts Art Foundation Ltd v Riedweg.
  • The approach to refusals of consent under restrictive covenants - Hicks v 89 Holland Park (Management) Ltd.
  • A failed SDLT avoidance scheme - Hannah & Hodgson v HM Revenue & Customs.
  • Business rates liabilities: stripped-out premises - Jackson (Valuation Officer) v Canary Wharf Ltd.
  • Business rates liabilities: avoidance of liability with leases to SPVs - Rossendale BC v Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd & Ors.
  • Business rates liabilities: valuing premises with no market - Telereal Trillium v Hewitt (Valuation Officer).
  • Business rates liabilities: appurtenant buildings - Corkish (Valuation Officer) v Bigwood.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • A new announcement in residential leasehold for the abolition of ground rents.
  • In residential development, establishing a New Homes Ombudsman.
  • Community Infrastructure Levy - summary of responses to consultation on reforms.
  • Fire safety – a consultation on the regulatory reform order.
  • SDLT guidance on garden and grounds.
  • Double value and double rent in landlord and tenant.
  • New Land Registry on corporate execution of deeds.

Published on 30 June 2019.