The amended Land Registry Practice Guide 8: Execution of Deeds updates the evidence it requires of the corporate status of foreign corporations. This must now be either its constitution or a certificate in form 7. A letter from a qualified lawyer will not be sufficient.
The Court of Appeal has overturned a decision that a valuer was liable for a negligent valuation of property that was collateral for a securitised loan (Titan Europe 2006-3 plc v Colliers International UK plc (in liquidation)  EWCA Civ 1083 (Bailii)). We dealt with the original case in our October 2014 ebulletin.
For more information on property matters please contact Anne Milne or your usual contact at DMH Stallard.