Residential Property – Service Charges

Landlord and Tenant

Under section 21B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, a landlord must supply residential long leaseholders with a summary of their rights and obligations when sending out service and administration charge demands.  This section of the act came into force in England on 1 October 2007.

There are regulations that set out the content and form of this summary of rights and provisions for the transitional period when a first demand has been served before 1 October 2007.

In the case of Aourgam v Valepark Properties Ltd, The Lands Tribunal held that, except where transitional provisions apply, section 21B will apply to all demands served on or after 1 October 2007, even if the costs to which the demands relate were incurred before this date.

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