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Please can you provide further information on a landlord’s obligations to tenants when a landlord enters into a qualifying long term agreement with a third party in the context of an agreement to be entered into before a building is constructed as per the case of BDW Trading v South Anglia Housing [2013]?

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Published on LexisPSL on 30/06/2016

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  • Please can you provide further information on a landlord’s obligations to tenants when a landlord enters into a qualifying long term agreement with a third party in the context of an agreement to be entered into before a building is constructed as per the case of BDW Trading v South Anglia Housing [2013]?
  • QLTA background
  • QLTA application

Please can you provide further information on a landlord’s obligations to tenants when a landlord enters into a qualifying long term agreement with a third party in the context of an agreement to be entered into before a building is constructed as per the case of BDW Trading v South Anglia Housing [2013]?

QLTA background

Landlords are required to provide estimates of the cost of works of repair, maintenance or renewal on a building and to consult leaseholders before entering into an agreement of more than 12 months which costs more than £100 for an individual leaseholder in any accounting period (qualifying long-term agreements). The consultation is often colloquially referred to as 's 20 consultation' derived from s 20–20ZA of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA 1985).

While dispensation from the requirement to consult may be possible, landlords are advised to ensure

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