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Section 18 (Definition of a ‘Service Charge’)

Section 18 (Definition of a ‘Service Charge’)

Guidance on what the term 'service charge' means…

Section 19 (1) (a) (Service Charges Must Be ‘Reasonably Incurred’)

Section 19 (1) (a) (Service Charges Must Be ‘Reasonably Incurred’)

Requirement that service charges are reasonable…

Section 19 (1) (b) (Services or works must be of a ‘Reasonable Standard’)

Section 19 (1) (b) (Services or works must be of a ‘Reasonable Standard’)

Only services of a good standard can be charged…

Section 20 (Landlords must Consult)

Section 20 (Landlords must Consult)

Circumstances when a Landlord must consult…

Section 20ZA (Dispensation of the Consultation Requirements)

Summary 1. This Section gives Landlords the legal right to apply to a First Tier Tribunal to dispense with the requirement that they consult with Leaseholders under Section 20 of…

20A (Grant funded works and Service Charges)

Summary 1. This section says that were works take place which are funded by a Specific Type of Grant from a Local Authority, the amount of the grant must be…

Section 20B (the ’18 month rule’)

Summary 1. This section states that a leaseholder is not liable for payment of a service charge of any amount unless: i. A landlord sends a demand for payment within…

Section 20C (Limitation of Landlord’s Legal Costs)

Summary 1. This section allows a leaseholder to make an application to a court or tribunal to request that an Order be made stopping a Landlord recharging their legal costs…

Section 21 (Service Charge Information)

Summary 1. Section 21 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 is the subject of continuing confusion for leaseholders, landlord and industry professionals. 2. The reason for this confusion is…

Section 21A (Withholding of Service Charges)

Summary (NB: Section 21A is Not in Force) 1. The current wording of Section 21A was introduced by Section 152 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. 2. Section…

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