Category Archives: Case Law Library

Case Law on Service Charge Billing

This section of our Case Law Library looks at cases related to: What makes a Service Charge demand valid What form must a demand take and what information must accompany it Whether a Service Charge demand must be ‘certified’ When payment must be made The Contractual Validity of a Service Charge demand: Brent LBC v… Read More »

Case Law on the 18 Month Rule (Section 20B)

This section of our Case Law Library looks at cases related to: The situations in which the 18 month restriction under Section 20B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 applies. What a Landlord must do in order to have complied with Section 20B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 The point in time when a cost… Read More »

Case Law on Consultation (Section 20)

This section of our Case Law Library looks at cases related to the application of: Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 which states that Landlord must consult before undertaking Qualifying Works or entering into Qualifying Long Term Agreements and, the Service Charges (Consultation requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 which sets out in more detail how and… Read More »

Case Law on Lease Interpretation

This section of our Case Law Library looks at cases related to: Understanding the meaning of the provisions of a Lease The circumstances under which Courts and Tribunals should interpret Leases as though they contained alternative wording Interpreting Service Charge provisions: Rapid Results College Ltd v Angell [1986] 1 EGLR 53; Decision by the Court… Read More »

Case Law on the Reasonableness of a Service Charge

This section of our Case Law Library looks at cases related to the application of: Section 19 (1) (a) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 which states that service charges are payable “only to the extent that they are reasonably incurred” and, Section 19 (1) (b) of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 which states that that a landlord… Read More »