CPI Update 193 - June 2020

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For subscribers, the June 2020 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:

  • Conditional agreements for surrender - Dreams Ltd v Pavilion Property Trustees Ltd.
  • Enforcing tenant covenants - Duval v 11-13 Randolph Crescent Ltd.
  • Triggering an option to purchase - Fishbourne Developments Ltd v Stephens.
  • Certifying service charge costs - Sara & Hossein Asset Holdings Ltd v Blacks Outdoor Retail Ltd.
  • Rectification of the register - Rees v 82 Portland Place Investments LLP.
  • Business rates for ATMs - Cardtronics UK Ltd & ors v Sykes & ors (Valuation Officers).
  • Landlord’s fixtures - Fivaz v Marlborough Knightsbridge Management Ltd.

There is also extensive commentary on the implications for property of the coronavirus crisis, including:

  • The new restrictions on winding-up.
  • Extensions for opting to tax land and buildings.
  • Relaxation of rules for CIL and section 106 agreements.
  • Force majeure drafting.
  • The acceptance of Mercury signings by the Land Registry.
  • Virtual statutory declarations & the 1954 Act.
  • New Land Registry ID procedures.

The Update also covers:

  • The new business rescue moratorium.
  • An energy efficiency consultation on EPC Regulations.

Published on 1 June 2020.