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Does the Limitation Act 1980 apply to service charge payment obligations imposed?

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Published on LexisPSL on 01/02/2018

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  • Does the Limitation Act 1980 apply to service charge payment obligations imposed?

Does the Limitation Act 1980 apply to service charge payment obligations imposed?

This question raises the issue of the period after which a defendant to proceedings for recovery of service charges under a lease can rely upon a defence under the Limitation Act 1980 (LA 1980).

This answer will focus upon that point rather than any other statutory limits upon recovery which arise in the context of residential leases. By way of example section 20B of the Landlord and Tenant Act

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