CPI Update - Issue 49 - September 2007

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The September 2007 issue of the CPI Update contains:

Case law commentary on:
Patel v Chiltern Railway Co Ltd - Landlord and tenant; contracting out of the 1954 Act
Lyndendown Ltd v Vitamol Ltd - Landlord and tenant – Repairs and dilapidations
City Inn (Jersey) Ltd v Ten Trinity Square Ltd - Restrictive covenants; consent requirements
RHJ Ltd v FT Patten (Holdings) Ltd - Rights of light; reservation of rights to build
Fraser v Canterbury Diocesan Board of Finance - Sale of land; rights of reverter
Scottish & Newcastle plc v Lancashire Mortgage Corp. Ltd - Proprietary estoppel; priority of charges
HSBC Trust Company (UK) Ltd v Quinn - Options – Legal formalities

Legislative developments in relation to:
Planning Gain Supplement – the Housing Green Paper
Land Registry consultation – developments in e-conveyancing
Building Regulations – enforcement of breaches
Residential service charges – service charge statements and bank accounts
Distress for rent – the Tribunal Courts and Enforcement Act 2007
Code for Leasing Business Premises – a Commercial Landlords Accreditation Scheme
Private rented sector – encouraging responsible letting
Finance Act 2007 – property tax points from this year’s Finance Act

Practical comment on:
SDLT – filing returns for complex transactions
SDLT – SDLT 5 Certificates
SDLT – Losing DAR – Effective date of a rectification
HIP regulations
Adverse possession, land registration, and the Pye case

And a consideration of the use of standard form certificates of title, and how to protect against false information.

Published 31st August 2007.

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