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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Westbrook Dolphin Square Limited v Friends Life Limited & Anr
A scheme set up with the sole purpose of taking advantage of the right to collective enfranchisement under the Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 (“the Act”) by demising two leases each to hundreds of SPVs, in order to avoid the rule that a tenant holding three or more leases could not be a qualifying tenant under s.5, was effective.
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.