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Clarification on form and service of service charge notices (LB Southwark v Akhtar)

Clarification on form and service of service charge notices (LB Southwark v Akhtar)
Published on: 25 April 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Clarification on form and service of service charge notices (LB Southwark v Akhtar)
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  • Law of Property Act 1925, s 196
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Article summary

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. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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