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Lease Interpretation & service charge dispute

May 23rd, 2017|

In the case of First Property Services Ltd v Ahmet we note the long-term, and expensive, implications of a poorly drafted lease.
Background: the Faulkner Estate is a late 1990’s development comprising 231 leasehold properties, with two different freeholder developers. Laing Homes held the freehold interest […]

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Buildings Insurance: Enterprise Act 2016

May 4th, 2017|

Today the Enterprise Act 2016 (“the 2016 Act”) comes into force strengthening the hand of managing agents and policyholders by requiring insurers to settle claims within a timely manner.
Should insurers fail to act in a proactive fashion, claimants or their agents are empowered to submit […]

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Leasehold Enfranchisement: liability of tenant to pay the landlord’s reasonably incurred valuation costs

April 23rd, 2017|

The case of Helen Chung and Gordon Wong v Martin James Towey was determined by the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) 18 April 2017. The case centred on whether the tenant was liable to pay for a valuation commissioned by the landlord after an application to […]

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Review of Park Homes Legislation: call for evidence

April 5th, 2017|

The Government has requested that interested parties provide details of any alleged unreasonable fees being charged to mobile home occupiers in connection with repairs and improvements. The government has received reports that some park owners have complex ownership structures which appear to be designed to […]

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Private Nuisance/Damages: claim resulting from the presence of Japanese Knotweed on defendants land.

February 23rd, 2017|

Williams v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd; Waistell v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd was determined in Cardiff County Court 2 February 2017.
The two claimants (Williams & Waistell) were the respective freehold owners of two adjoining properties in South Wales. The defendant owned land to the rear […]

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