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Payment of the service chargeWhat proportion of service charge costs should the tenant pay?It is usual for a lease not to refer to a specific...
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15th Apr
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Landlord’s service charge objectives The landlord’s main concern is to ensure that the costs of maintenance and repair of the landlord's investment...
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15th Apr
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Where section 42 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 (LTA 1987) applies ie the premises let are residential and two or more tenants are required by...
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Produced in partnership with Helen Galley of XXIV Old Buildings 15th Apr
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In the case of commercial premises, the protection afforded to residential tenants by the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (LTA 1985) will not apply. As...
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Produced in partnership with Georgia Whiting of 4 King’s Bench Walk 15th Apr
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ARCHIVED: The third edition of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Code of Practice ‘Service charges in commercial property’ (and all...
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8th Apr
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When do the consultation requirements apply?A landlord must consult with its tenants before:•undertaking qualifying works (defined in section 20ZA of...
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8th Apr
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Under Part 2 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002 (CLRA 2002), long leaseholders of flats in mainly residential buildings (subject to...
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The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) Professional Statement on Service Charges in Commercial Property, 1st edition (the Service Charge...
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EnglandThe Approval of Code of Management Practice (Residential Management) (Service Charges) (England) Order 2016, SI 2016/518 approves the Service...
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Repair and improvementsA tenant will not generally be expected to pay for the landlord to upgrade or improve its property as opposed to repairing it....
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8th Apr
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The court may imply an obligation on the landlord to provide certain services in the absence of an express covenant to do so. Where a landlord takes...
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8th Apr
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Where a certificate is required to ascertain the service charge then it has been held in Urban Splash Work Ltd v Ridgway and another [2018] UKUT 32...
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The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the GDPR), was approved by the European Parliament on 27 April 2016 and has the...
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13th Feb
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TO: [insert full name of tenant] of [insert address] (the ‘Tenant’) [and [insert full name of recognised tenant’s association] of [insert address]...
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12th Feb
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1This summary, which briefly sets out your rights and obligations in relation to variable service charges, must by law accompany a demand for service...
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