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LEASE 2013/14 training programme
For training on residential leasehold law.
Section 20 Consultation
Service charges for residential leaseholders
Tackling bad management
Courses can be fully tailored to your requirements.
- OFT market study into residential property management
- Phillips v Francis - permission to appeal granted
- MP praises LEASE’s service
- Consultation on Protecting Local Authority Leaseholders from Unreasonable Charges
- FPRA Annual Conference 12 November
- Government consultation on site rules for park homes
- I am in dispute with my landlord but I do not want to go to Court or Tribunal. Is there an alternative?
- How can I find out what my service charge is being used for?
- My neighbours are very noisy and it is affecting the enjoyment of my property. What can I do?
- My landlord has carried out Section 20 consultation but I am still unhappy about the service charges I'm being asked to pay. What can I do?
- I own the freehold of a leasehold house. The leaseholder wants to buy the freehold. Do I have to sell it to them?
- What happens when my lease runs out?
- What happens if I breach the terms of my lease?
- My landlord has not demanded ground rent for several years. Can he still demand it?
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I make an application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) for my service charge to be determined?
An application can be made by filling in Application Form - Application for a Determination of Liability to Pay and Reasonableness of Service Charges. The form enables you to provide basic information about the service charge costs and a clear outline of the case so that the Tribunal understands what the application is about. A copy of the lease should accompany the application.
Please note that an application cannot be made to the Tribunal where the charge has been agreed or admitted by the leaseholder, has been or is to be referred to arbitration pursuant to a post-dispute arbitration agreement, or has already been determined by a court or Tribunal.
You may require the services of a solicitor, a surveyor or a managing agent. See the directory of leasehold practitioners.
More information you might find useful:
- Application to the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
- Service Charges and other issues
- Application Form - Application for a Determination of Liability to Pay and Reasonableness of Service Charges
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Service Charges
- More Frequently Asked Questions on Application to the Tribunal
- Residential Property Tribunal (external link)
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