Replacement of flat front doors

The Upper Tribunal in Southwark LBC v Various lessees of the St Saviours Estate [2017] UKUT 10 (LC) were called upon to consider the reasonableness (or otherwise) of a project of major works carried out by Southwark which included the replacement of the leaseholders’ front entrance doors, most of the communal [...]

Does service charge legislation apply to student blocks?

Residential leaseholders are provided with certain protections in relation to service charge because of the provisions set down by sections 18 to 30 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. “Service charge” means “an amount payable by a tenant of a dwelling as part of or in addition to the [...]

By |2021-06-27T18:41:10+01:004 December 2020|Blogs, legal update|0 Comments

Phillips v Francis: common sense restored

The decision of the Chancellor of the High Court in Phillips v Francis left the property management world rather shell shocked. Prior to Phillips v Francis the leading authority on qualifying works was Martin v Maryland Estates [1999] 2 EGLR 53.  In that case, the Court of Appeal held that, [...]

By |2021-06-29T21:09:11+01:0027 November 2020|Blogs, section 20, service charges|0 Comments
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