CPI Update 203 - April 2021

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

  • Notices to make an agreement for lease unconditional - Performance Retail (General Partner) Ltd v Wagamama Ltd.
  • Diversion of public footpaths - The Open Spaces Society v Sec. State DEFRA.
  • Interpreting garden or grounds for SDLT - Hyman & Ors v Revenue and Customs.
  • Repair covenants and structural defects - City of London v Various Leaseholders of Great Arthur House.
  • Contracts for sale, section 2 and proprietary estoppel - Howe & Anor v Gossop & Anor.

There is also consideration of:

  • A new MEES consultation for non-domestic buildings.
  • Consultation on energy and carbon performance.
  • COVID-19 update - extension of temporary measures affecting landlords, and also the end of some temporary measures.
  • Proposed reform of charity disposals.
  • Proposed reform of the LRA 2002.
  • The non-UK residents’ SDLT surcharge.
  • The extension of the SDLT & LTT ‘holiday’.
  • Updated annual amounts for ATED.
  • Avoiding Land Registry requisitions relating to restrictions.
  • Land Registry’s new Digital Identity Standard.

Published on 1 April 2021.