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No duress had been applied by a landlord on his tenant when the former sought retrospective consent for works undertaken to his property and payment was then demanded for the same. An explicit statement from the tenant that a payment was “fine” constituted an acceptance of the administration charge such that the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) had had no jurisdiction to determine it.
Granting the qualifying tenants a revocable licence to use a communal garden did not satisfy s.1(4)(a) of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993, as the right granted was not "permanent".
In determining the premiums payable for new leases of three flats in Hemel Hempstead pursuant to Schedule 13 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 transactional evidence was preferred over graphs of relativity.
In two claims heard together in the Chancery Division of the High Court, the court examined the operation of the statutory scheme in the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 Part I, Chapter II (claims for a new lease). The two issues before the court were (1) whether the free