Section 80 (Exercise of the Right to a Management Audit)
1. This section sets out the steps qualifying tenants must take in order to exercise their right to have a management audit carried out on their behalf.
Informing the Landlord
1. Section 80 states that before carrying out a management audit a written notice must be sent to the Landlord, or the person or organisation collecting the Service Charge on behalf of the Landlord.
2. In the event that the notice is sent to a person or organisation collecting the Service Charge on behalf of the Landlord they have a legal duty to forward the notice to the Landlord ‘as soon as may be’.
What to include in a notice sent under Section 80 of the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993
1. Section 80 states this notice must:
i. Be given to the Landlord by the person carrying out the management audit (the ‘auditor’).
ii. Be signed by each of the qualifying tenants upon whose behalf the audit will be carried out.
iii. State the name of each of the qualifying tenants and the address of the relevant dwellings for each qualifying tenant.
iv. State the name and address of the auditor.
v. State the documents which the Landlord will be required to supply to the auditor, and/or document for which the Landlord will be required to provide facilities to inspect or to take copies.
vi. State whether the auditor intends on carrying out an inspection of the relevant premises, and give a date upon which that inspection will take place. The date given must be no less than month, and no more than two months, after the date of the notice.
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