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The 18 Month Rule: When does the clock start running?

The 18 month rule can often be a headache for landlords and managing agents. Equally it is viewed by some residential tenants as a loophole for avoiding payment for services that they have enjoyed the benefit of but would rather not pay for.  … Continue reading

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Nearly isn’t good enough!

Well that is the message for landlords and managing agents in making service charge demands to long leasehold tenants.  Since October 2007 it has been a mandatory requirement to serve certain prescribed information with a demand for service charges.  The … Continue reading

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Pressure mounts on the private rented sector

The news over the bank holiday weekend was full of stories aabout the lack of new house building activity causing upward pressure on house prices and that this was also feeding into upward pressure on rents.  It seems like a perfect … Continue reading

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The 18 Month Rule – Getting it right

Section 20B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 is part of the statutory regime for the control of residential service charges.  In short it obliges a landlord to make its service charge demands within 18 months of the expenditure … Continue reading

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