CPI Update 125 - July 2014

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For subscribers, the July 2014 issue of the CPI Update appears attached below, and deals with the following cases:

  • Mount Eden Land Ltd v Bolsover Investments Ltd - the reasonableness of a landlord’s refusal of a consent to alter;
  • Century Projects Limited v Almacantar (Centre Point) Limited - whether scaffolding erected for building repairs breaches the covenant for quiet enjoyment;
  • Darby & Darby (A Firm) v Joyce - How a lack of advice on restrictive covenants leads to professional negligence;
  • Boots UK Ltd v Goldpine Estates Ltd - setting lease renewal terms and interim rents;
  • St Matthews (West) Ltd & Ors) v HM Treasury & HMRC - another success for HMRC in challenging SDLT avoidance schemes;
  • Stagecoach South Western Trains Ltd v Hind & Steel - an owner’s liability for falling trees.

In addition, there is coverage of:

  • The Infrastructure Bill and the plan for the Land Registry to take over local searches.
  • The inter-relation of break rights and rent review.
  • Negotiating service charge protections for tenants.
  • Specimen drafting for Community Infrastructure Levy.
  • The Land Registry’s rules on original and copy documents.
  • New Land Registry certification procedures.

Published on 30 June 2014.