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Costs of managing development included defending threatened proceedings (Bretby Hall v Pratt)

Published on: 02 March 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
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Property analysis: Subject to the question of reasonableness, the costs of defending threatened proceedings by the tenant fell squarely within the costs of managing a development, which were recoverable under a service charge. There was no reason why the parties should have intended that the costs would only be recoverable if proceedings were actually commenced. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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