CPI Update 194 - July 2020

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

  • Errors in index-linked clauses - Monsolar IQ Ltd v Woden Park Ltd.
  • Protecting sub-sale contracts - Ezair v Conn & Ors.
  • VAT on options to purchase - Landlinx Estates Ltd v Revenue & Customs Commissioners.
  • Electronic delivery of deeds - Umrish Ltd & Ors v Gill.
  • Consent pursuant to restrictive covenants - 89 Holland Park Management Ltd v Hicks.
  • SDLT multiple dwellings relief - Fiander & Brower v Revenue & Customs Commissioners.
  • Private dwelling use in leases - Triplerose Ltd v Beattie & Anor.

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

  • Extended restrictions on forfeiture (and amended Civil Procedure Rules).
  • Extended restrictions on the use of CRAR.
  • Extended restrictions on statutory demands and winding-up.
  • Time for registration of company charges.
  • SDLT surcharge relief on a delayed sale of a main residence.
  • Time for notifying a VAT options to tax.
  • The Government Code of Practice for commercial property relationships.
  • Avoiding the lapse of planning permissions.
  • Exchanging contracts and completing transactions.
  • Execution of documents.
  • Land Registry ID forms.

The Update also covers:

  • Royal Assent to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020.

Published on 1 July 2020.