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Following a section 20 consultation for major works, what options does a landlord have to demand/recover funds? Is the landlord required to follow the terms of the lease, even if this delays the work?

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Published on LexisPSL on 15/07/2016

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  • Following a section 20 consultation for major works, what options does a landlord have to demand/recover funds? Is the landlord required to follow the terms of the lease, even if this delays the work?

Following a section 20 consultation for major works, what options does a landlord have to demand/recover funds? Is the landlord required to follow the terms of the lease, even if this delays the work?

We refer you to Practice Note: Residential—statutory limitations on recovery of service charges and administration charges. This states:

'Requirement to consult

the amount of service charge recoverable may be restricted unless the landlord has complied with the consultation requirements contained in LTA 1985. Subject to relatively modest financial thresholds, those consultation requirements apply where the landlord intends to:

  1. enter into a qualifying long term agreement to which section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA

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