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On whom should a notice under section 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 be served? Is there any need to serve a copy on the qualifying tenants as well as the landlord?

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Produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk
Published on LexisPSL on 19/03/2020

The following Property Disputes Q&A produced in partnership with Chris Bryden of 4 King’s Bench Walk provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • On whom should a notice under section 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 be served? Is there any need to serve a copy on the qualifying tenants as well as the landlord?

Chapter I of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (LRHUDA 1993) allows for the collective enfranchisement by qualifying tenants of flats of the premises within which their flats are contained. The process is commenced by the service of a notice (known as the initial notice) under LRHUDA 1993, s 13, whereby the qualifying tenants give notice to the relevant landlord of their claim to exercise the right to enfranchise.

LRHUDA 1993, s 13(2) provides that the notice must, where LRHUDA 1993, s 9(2) applies, be given to the reversioner in respect of the premises, and, where LRHUDA 1993, s 9(2A) applies, to the person specified in the notice as the recipient. In the latter case, LRHUDA 1

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