CPI Update 205 - June 2021

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

  • Validity of a 1954 Act contracting-out statutory declaration - TFS Stores Ltd v The Designer Retail Outlet Centres (Mansfield) General Partner Ltd & Ors.
  • Overreaching equitable ownership - Knight v Fernley.
  • Actionable interference with easements - Bockenfield Aerodrome Ltd & Anor v Scott Clarehugh.
  • Insolvency affecting landlord (CVAs, schemes and restructuring) - Lazari Properties 2 Ltd v New Look Retailers Ltd, Carraway Guildford (Nominee A) Ltd v Regis UK Ltd, and Re Virgin Active Holdings Ltd.
  • Business rates tax avoidance schemes - Hurstwood Properties (A) Ltd v Rossendale BC.
  • Reasonably refusing consent under restrictive covenants - Hicks v 89 Holland Park (Management) Ltd.

There is also consideration of:

  • Consultation on the VAT option to tax.
  • The new ground rents bill affecting new leasehold developments.
  • The establishment of the Commonhold Council.
  • The Fire Safety Act 2021.
  • Electronic communications in landlord and tenant.
  • Release from tenant liability for retiring partners.
  • The new Boundary Disputes Mediation service.
  • First registration scanning.

Published on 31 May 2021.