*CANCELLED* Challenging service charges

Date: Tuesday 24 November 2015

Time: 18:30 to 20:00

Venue: Doughty Street Chambers, 53-54 Doughty Street, London, WC1N 2LS

Speakers: Dominic Preston, Jim Shepherd

CPD: 1.5

Fee: Free

Service charges are often a source of bitter conflict between the landlord and the leaseholder. Most long leases make landlords responsible for carrying out works and providing services with a corresponding obligation on the leaseholder to pay for this. The consultation provisions in the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 provide some means of limiting disputes about services charges although their application remains the subject of considerable litigation.

Dominic Preston and Jim Shepherd will be looking at ways in which service charges can be challenged and the remedies available to landlords when they fail to comply with the procedural requirements. They will examine the relevant statutory provisions of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and the recent cases in the higher courts on the meaning of service charges, consultation requirements and dispensation.

To reserve your place, please RSVP to events@doughtystreet.co.uk or contact  a member of our events team on 020 7404 1313.

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