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The landlord has charged me administration fees. What can I do to challenge it?

Many leases may provide that the landlord can claim an administration charge such as fees for provision of information for subletting the property. It is worth asking the landlord in the first instance to highlight the clause in the lease which they think allows them to charge any administration charges.

If the lease has such a clause, you have two courses of remedy, depending on whether the charge is variable or fixed in the lease:

Please note that you cannot apply to the Tribunal to vary the lease if you have agreed or admitted the administration charges, or the case has been or will be referred to arbitration or another court has decided on the issue already.

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