Property key future developments tracker—2021 archive

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Property key future developments tracker—2021 archive

Appeal cases

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HMOs — which landlord
Rakusen v Jepsen [2021] EWCA Civ 1150
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 29 July 2021.In a significant change to the law, the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal against the decision of Martin Roger QC in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (UT) and held that an application for a rent repayment order by a tenant under section 41 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 can be made only against an immediate landlord of the applicant and not against a superior landlord. The decision is an important departure from two previous decisions of the UT and will have a substantial impact on the private rented sector.
See News Analysis: Rent repayment order can only be sought against immediate landlord, not superior landlord (Rakusen v Jepsen).
Utilities charges
No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Ltd v East Tower Apartments Ltd [2021] EWCA Civ 1119
The Court of Appeal handed down judgment on 21 July 2021.The judgment by the Court of Appeal covers two unrelated but significant points concerning the recovery of charges and costs by a landlord from tenants of long residential leases. The first concerns the application of section 20B(1) of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985 and the 18-month time limit imposed on the

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