CPI Update - Issue 57 - May 2008

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The May 2008 issue of the CPI Update (attached below) contains:

Case law commentary on:
McDonalds Real Estate LLP v Arundel Corporation - Hypothetical premises at rent review
In the matter of land at Alisha House - Restrictive covenants and section 84 LPA 1925
Forsyth-Grant v Allen - Rights to light; the basis of damages calculation
Principal & Fellows of Newnham College, Cambridge v HMRC - VAT avoidance; election to waive exemption
Ezekiel v Kohali - Sale of land; title deduction under open contract rules
Fitzkriston LLP v Panayi - Land registration; leases as overriding interests
Looe Fuels Ltd v Looe Harbour Commissioners - Agreement for lease; oral contracts
Strachey v Ramage - Boundary disputes; plans for identification only
Tesco Stores Ltd v Constable – Indemnities; economic loss and insurance

Legislative developments in relation to:
SDLT - Abolition of Form SDLT 60
VAT - TOGCs – VAT Notice 700/9
Planning - Heritage Protection Bill
Planning - Planning fees circular
Local Government Reorganisation - Disposals of land
VAT – Land and Buildings tax law re-write.

Practical comment on:
Housebuilders – mortgage fraud
Land Registry Practice Guide amendments

And a consideration of issues of enfranchisement, following the Boss Holdings case, asking the question: “Is your business property a house?”, and also a look at easements in short-term leases, and issues of registrability.

Published 30th April 2008.

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