LvT Case Law
We provide summaries and analysis of important landmark legal decisions from the LVT, First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) and Higher Courts affecting the residential leasehold property sector. It is a valuable resource for anyone involved in this industry.
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Southwark LBC v Oyeyinka
The appellant was the landlord of a house comprised two flats. The respondent was the tenant of one of the flats. The landlord served a notice, under the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003 (SI 2003/1987), of intention to carry out works.
Barratt v Robinson
A landlord was not entitled to recover its legal costs under the covenant for reimbursement of costs in contemplation of proceedings under s.146 of the 1925 Act as there was no evidence that the landlord contemplated proceedings for forfeiture and, in any event, the amount claimed was below the prescribed sum.
Friends Life Management Services Ltd v A & A Express Building Ltd
A landlord was not entitled in the last financial year of a lease to include provision for expenditure in a future financial year and had to give full credit for such provision which had been charged up to the date the lease had determined