The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)—practice and procedure
The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)—practice and procedure

The following Property guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)—practice and procedure
  • The Tribunals system
  • UT jurisdiction
  • Rules and Practice Directions
  • Commencing proceedings in the UT—notice of reference
  • Response to notice of reference
  • Applications under the new Electronic Communications Code
  • Applications to modify or discharge restrictive covenants
  • Rights of Light claims—light obstruction notices
  • Case management and directions
  • more

Coronavirus (COVID-19): During the current pandemic, legislation and changes to practice and procedure in the courts and tribunals have been introduced, which affect the following:

  1. claims for possession brought under CPR Part 55 (including appeals and proceedings to enforce an order for possession by a warrant or writ of possession)

  2. forfeiture of business leases on the grounds of non-payment of rent

  3. a landlord's right to exercise Commercial Rent Arrears Recovery (CRAR) and enforcement agents taking control of goods

  4. service of various notices to recover possession of residential properties

  5. practice and procedure in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)

  6. insolvency legislation of both a permanent and temporary nature

For further information and guidance, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19)—implications for property.

This Practice Note covers the practice and procedure for property-related claims in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (UT) and the type of claims which may be heard by the UT, including claims made pursuant to the new Electronic Communications Code, applications to modify or discharge restrictive covenants and applications in respect of rights of light, as well as appeals against decisions of the First-tier Tribunal, the Valuation Tribunal in England and the Residential Property, Leasehold Valuation and Agricultural Land Tribunals in Wales.

The Tribunals system

The Tribunals system is a dispute resolution service which supports, and is part of