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Service charges and other issues

Service charges, administration charges, ground rent, recognised tenants associations and forfeiture. For a brief summary...

Leasehold Extension – Getting Started

The right to extend the lease of a flat under the Leasehold Reform Housing and...

Living in Leasehold Flats – A guide to how it works

The nature and typical rights and obligations that relate to the ownership of a leasehold...

Section 20 Consultation for Private Landlords, Resident Management Companies and their Agents

Consultation for qualifying works to a building and qualifying long-term agreements. Purpose of this booklet...

Leasehold Houses – Buying the freehold – Qualification and procedure

Qualification requirements for a tenant to buy the freehold of their leasehold house and outline...

Right to Manage

The right for leaseholders of a building containing flats to take over the management of...

Dispensation

A party may apply to a court or a tribunal to avoid serving a notice under a legal procedure. If they succeed, the court or tribunal issues a dispensation from serving that notice.

An example could be a tribunal allowing a group of leaseholders to acquire the right to manage without serving a claim notice on the landlord because the landlord is absent.

Another example is a landlord applying to a tribunal to dispense with the need to serve a consultation notice in relation to major works where the works are urgent and the leaseholders will not be significantly prejudiced (eg the leaseholders can demonstrate to the tribunal that they would have made observations on estimates had they been properly consulted).

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