CPI Update - Issue 52 - December 2007

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The December 2007 issue of the CPI Update contains:

Case law commentary on:
Winter v Traditional & Contemporary Contracts Ltd (CA) - Restrictive covenants; compensation under section 84 LPA 1925.
Ultimate Leisure Ltd v Tindle - Sale of land - the validity of an agreement for surrender.
Chinnock v Hocaoglu - Sale of land; tendering the correct amount to complete.
Bank of Scotland v Okoronkwo - Sale of land; delivery of a deed.
Derbyshire County Council v Fallon - Boundary dispute; general boundaries rule.

Legislative developments in relation to:
Planning Bill - Local planning charges.
Land Registration - Consultation on new triggers for compulsory registration.
Energy performance certificates - Commencement of regulations.
Other environmetal issues - Environmental impact assessments; site waste management plans; soil contamination.
Residential leases - Service and administration charges.
Property tax - Empty rates relief.

Practical comment on:
Land Registry fraud - Use of Land Register Online.
HIPs - Extension of the HIP Regulations to all properties.

And a consideration of the SDLT issues arising on an exchange of land, issues relating to apportionments of rent on lease termination, and the taking of easements which will benefit extensions to a landlord’s estate.

Published 30th November 2007.

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