615. Meaning of 'recognised tenants' association'.

A recognised tenants' association is an association of qualifying tenants1, whether with or without other tenants, which is recognised for the purposes of the provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 that relate to service charges2, either3:

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    (1)     by notice in writing given by the landlord4 to the secretary of the association5; or

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    (2)     by a certificate of the First-tier Tribunal6 (in relation to dwellings in England)7, and of a member of the local rent assessment committee panel8 (in relation to dwellings in Wales)9.

A notice given under head (1) above may be withdrawn by the landlord by notice