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There is No (Gala) Unity!

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Landmark RTM Decision on the Extent to Which RTM Applies to External Communal Areas The right to manage was always going to be a difficult concept to translate into legislation. There are few, if any, statutory rights quite like it. Unlike its...

Radical Changes to Home Ownership Proposals

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What else is 2020 going to throw at us? Covid19, Lockdowns, BREXIT…if that is not enough The Law Commission published reports in July which could radically and fundamentally change what we recognise as leasehold ownership. If you did not happen to be...

Case study: The Brunswick Centre - Landmark Case - Upper Tribunal

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Case study: The Brunswick Centre, Landmark Case in Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) Summary The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) held that the statutory obligation to comply with section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (“the 1985...

Service charges: following the contractual process for recovery

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My colleagues, my clients, and possibly even my family are, I expect, tired of me repeating the phrase “read the lease”. That does not make it any less correct. In a very recent decision: Clacy v Sanchez [2015] UKUT 0387 (LC), the Upper...

An end to leaseholders relying on "restrictive" interpretation of residential leases

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An end to leaseholders relying on "restrictive" interpretation of residential leases as Supreme Court hands down Arnold v Britton? The Supreme Court has handed down its long awaited judgment in the case of Arnold v Britton [2015] UKSC 36 where the...