Section 20: Are the consultation requirements “woolly”?

Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 imposes a limit on the service charges that can be demanded from lessees in respect of “qualifying works” unless the landlord undertakes a consultation process, or obtains dispensation from consultation. The Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 set out the [...]

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, [...]

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