CPI Update 211 - December 2021

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

  • Whether time is of the essence for an interim service charge demand - Kensquare Limited v Boakye.
  • A further case on COVID-19 rent arrears - Atmore Centres Ltd v TFS Stores Ltd.
  • Homeworking and material changes of use - Sage v Secretary of State for Housing, Local Government and Communities.
  • Reliance and detriment for proprietary estoppel - Earl of Plymouth & Ors v Rees & Anor.
  • Two cases on negligent design of residential developments - Crest Nicholson Operations Ltd v Grafik Architects Ltd; BDW Trading Ltd v URS Corp Ltd.

There is also coverage of:

  • Draft legislation to ring-fence COVID-19 arrears.
  • A Government call for evidence on legislation dealing with COVID-19 arrears.
  • The Government’s revised Code of Practice on COVID-19 arrears.
  • The implications for real estate of the National Security and Investment Act 2021.
  • Climate change and requirements for EV charging points.
  • Consultation response to changes to the Electronic Communications Code.
  • A new Land Registry fee order.
  • Varying deeds - what does the variation aim to achieve?
  • Land Registry Form RXC amendments.
  • Land Registry on varying deeds that are electronically signed.
  • Digital Land Registry applications via the portal.

Published on 1 December 2021.