581. Counter-notices.

A person who is given a claim notice1 by an RTM company2 may (but is not required to) give a notice (a 'counter-notice') to the company no later than the date specified3 in the claim notice4. A counter-notice is a notice (in the prescribed form) containing a statement either:


    (1)     admitting that the RTM company was on the relevant date5 entitled to acquire the right to manage the premises specified in the claim notice6; or


    (2)     alleging that, by reason of a specified provision of the right to manage provisions of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002, 7the