CPI Update 187 - December 2019

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

  • Personal obligations in agreements for lease - Bella Italia Restaurants Ltd v Stane Park Ltd.
  • Top-up clauses in rent deposit deeds - Shinners v London Trocadero (2015) LLP.
  • Section 84 modification of old planning agreements - Payne v Maldon District Council.
  • CGT private residence relief - Revenue and Customs v Higgins.
  • Interpreting rights of way - Vance & Vance v Collerton & Collerton.
  • Leasehold enfranchisement: definition of a “flat” - Aldford House Freehold Ltd v Grosvenor (Mayfair) Estate.
  • Electronic communications code where an operator holds over under the 1954 Act - Cornerstone Telecommunications v Ashloch Ltd.
  • Electronic communications code right to enter for survey only - The University of London v Cornerstone Telecommunications.

There is also commentary on:

  • Varying a lease and registering deeds of variation.
  • The presence of a witness and signatory at execution of a deed.
  • Land Registry practice on price paid where there are discounts.
  • Land Registry on describing demised property where there are exclusions.

Published on 1 December 2019.