CPI Update 202 - March 2021

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For subscribers, the March 2021 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:

  • ‘Fair’ service charge apportionments - Criterion Buildings Ltd v McKinsey & Company Inc (UK).
  • The Supreme Court again considers town or village greens - TW Logistics Ltd v Essex County Council.
  • Practical benefits of covenants under section 84 LPA 1925 - Re Coplestone’s Application.
  • Adverse possession, rectification, and equivocal evidence - Amirtharaja & Anor v White & Anor.
  • Granting a lease to oneself and another - Procter & Anor v Procter & Ors.
  • Exploring the extent of a right of way - Bucknell v Alchemy Estates (Holywell) Ltd.

There is also consideration of:

  • The introduction of the new VAT ‘reverse charge’.
  • Increasing the ‘relevant rent’ for commercial leases under Land Transaction Tax.
  • Unoccupied property rates relief in Wales.
  • Turnover rents, assignment and LTCA 1995 issues.
  • Land Registry clarifications on electronic signatures.
  • Using counterpart deeds for registrable dispositions.
  • Expediting applications at the Land Registry.

Published on 1 March 2021.