Landlord and tenant

Service charges

Westlake Estates Ltd v Yinusa

  • Upper Tribunal: Lands Chamber
  • 11 July 2019
  • Judge Elizabeth Cooke
  • [2019] UKUT 225 (LC)
  • [2019] PLSCS 134
Landlord and tenant – Service charges – Section 47 of Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 – Respondent tenant failing to pay service charges – Appellant landlord seeking determination of liability – First-tier Tribunal finding in favour of respondent – Appellant appealing – Whether notices demanding payment complying with statutory requirements – Appeal allowed In 2008, the appellant purchased the freehold of Snowshill Place, London, a purpose-built block of 17 flats. The respondent was the tenant of flat 6, which he held under a 125-year lease granted by the appellant’s predecessor in 2006. The lease contained obligations on the part of
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