Tribunal determination of service charge payable: declaratory only and unenforceable in the County Court

Under Section 27A of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, the tribunal hold jurisdiction to determine whether a service charge is payable and, if it is, as to: The person by whom it is payable. The person to whom it is payable. The amount which is payable. The date [...]

Does payment of service charges amount to an admission?

Lessees (and landlords) have a right to apply to the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for a determination whether a service charge is payable and, if it is, the amount that’s payable. However, no application may be made to the Tribunal in respect of a matter which has either been [...]

By |2021-06-27T23:22:56+01:0010 January 2021|Blogs, legal update, service charges, Tribunal|0 Comments

Apportionment of service charges

A well drafted lease will set out how service charges are to be apportioned between lessees.  Apportionment can take a wide variety of forms, ranging from an equitable split between lessees, to a stated percentage or alternatively based on what a landlord (or management company) considers just and equitable. Some leases [...]

By |2021-06-29T18:09:43+01:0014 December 2020|Blogs, legal update, service charges|0 Comments

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
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