CPI Update 196 - September 2020

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

  • Whether restrictive covenants in leases operate in restraint of trade - Peninsula Securities Ltd v Dunnes Stores (Bangor) Ltd.
  • 1954 Act renewal of an electronic communications agreement - Vodafone Limited v Hanover Capital Limited.
  • What is the extent of demised registered property - R (on the application of HCP (Hendon) Ltd) v Chief Land Registrar.
  • Interpreting rent review clauses - Eric Wright Group Ltd v Council of the City of Manchester.

There is also commentary on legislative and practice changes, including:

  • A new Government consultation on options to purchase.
  • Significant changes to the Use Classes Order.
  • The coming into force of the RICS Code for Leasing Business Premises.
  • COVID-19 update on the termination of tenancies.
  • Practical points in relation to option to renew.
  • Food for thought in relation to landlord releases under the 1995 Act.
  • Land Registry practice on consent restrictions.

Published on 1 September 2020.