23rd July 2012

Service charge recovery: landlords beware of technical arguments defeating claims

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23rd July 2012

Service charge recovery: landlords beware of technical arguments defeating claims


Service Charge Recovery: Landlords Beware

The decision of the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) in June 2012 in Beitov Properties Ltd v Elliston Bentley Martin criticised the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (LVT) for being biased towards the tenant although the LVT’s decision to defeat a landlord’s claim for residential service charges on a minor technicality regarding the landlord’s address was upheld.

In our detailed Paris Smith Business Club risk guide, we look at the case in more detail and its implications for businesses and suggest action to be taken.

For this risk guide and risk guides and information on other business risk issues, please visit the ‘What’s New‘ section of the Paris Smith Business Club website