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The relevant factual background is both interesting and a bit unusual. The Respondent, Ms Oliver, held a long lease of a flat that she had acquired from the Council pursuant to the right to buy. Under that lease she covenanted to pay by way of a service charge a contribution to the cost of carr
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.