- Clarification on form and service of service charge notices (LB Southwark v Akhtar)
- Original news
- What are the practical implications of this case?
- What were the facts of the case?
- What is the law in this area?
- What were the main findings of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) (UT)?
- Why was the lease notice invalid?
- Why had the section 20B notice notices been validly served?
- Law of Property Act 1925, s 196
- Interpretation Act 1978 (IA 1978), s 7
- Why was the presumption as to service under IA 1978, s 7 not abutted?
- Why were the section 20 B notices valid?
- Case details
Property analysis: The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has given clarification on the form and service of notices in compliance with the 18–month rule in Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, s 20B. The decision also highlights the importance of following the service charge mechanism in the lease in order to be able to recover on-account payments.
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