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Rights and Remedies for Leaseholders

A detailed overview of Leaseholder rights and the actions they can take to address problems with their Service Charge, Lease and the Management of their Building and Development…

Facts about the Leasehold System

Our guide to the key facts about the Residential Leasehold system in England and Wales.…

How much should my Service Charge be?

An in-depth discussion of the factors which determine the amount of a Leaseholder's Service Charge bill.…


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Readers' Questions and Answers

The building insurance component of my service charge has increased by 60% and my Housing Association landlord will not let me see the policy. Is this legal?

The building insurance component of my service charge has increased by 60% and my Housing Association landlord will not let me see the policy. Is this legal?

Reader’s E-mail: XXXXXX have suddenly increased our Building Insurance (Ground Floor 2 Bedroom Flat, 3…

Should the Housing Association I work for cap the service charge for buildings insurance at £100 per year?

Should the Housing Association I work for cap the service charge for buildings insurance at £100 per year?

Reader’s E-mail: If the buildings insurance charges is more than £100 can we cap the…

Is my landlord entitled to charge me 10% of the cost of major works to cover the cost of issuing section 20 notices?

Is my landlord entitled to charge me 10% of the cost of major works to cover the cost of issuing section 20 notices?

Reader’s E-mail: Can a Freeholder charge 10% of the final building works invoice as admin…

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Leasehold Law Explained

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The six most important Acts of Parliament Explained

The most relevant parts of the most important legislation for Service Charge payers explained section by section with easy to understand language, references to the key decisions of the Upper Courts and Tribunals, and guidance on how the law works in practice.


Service Charge Case Law

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Guide to Service Charge Case Law
The most important Case Law Explained

Is the Service Charge Reasonable?

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Case Law on Reasonableness
Recent Case Law on Reasonableness

Case Law on Requirement to Consult

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Case Law on Consultation
The Requirements of Section 20 LTA 85


Guidance on Understanding Leases

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Case Law on Interpreting a Lease
Decisions on How To Interpret Leases

Case Law on the 18 Month Rule

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Case Law on Section 20B
The Requirements of Section 20B LTA 85

Changing the Wording of a Lease

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Case Law on Varying a Lease
Case Law on Varying the Terms of a Lease

Formula for Sharing Service Costs

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Case Law on Service Charge Apportionment
Case Law on Leases and Apportionment

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