618. Summary of rights and obligations to accompany demands for service charges.

A demand for the payment of a service charge1 must be accompanied by a summary of the rights and obligations of tenants2 of dwellings3 in relation to service charges4; if this requirement is not complied with in relation to the demand, a tenant may withhold payment of a service charge which has been demanded from him5. Where a tenant withholds a service charge in this way6, any provisions of the lease relating to non-payment or late payment of service charges do not have effect in relation to the period for which he so withholds it7.

The appropriate national authority8 may