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Presented by

Ben Amunwa & Rachel Coyle, Property Specialists at 36 Bedford Row

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Watching this webinar will help solicitors meet the following requirements set out in the Statement of Solicitor Competence

A2 - Maintain competence and legal knowledge

A4 - Draw on detailed knowledge/understanding


An update for civil and property lawyers on the rapid legal developments in service charges disputes. Includes 2 parts focusing on the substantive law and costs recovery:


Substantive law:

1. Construction of service charge machinery: Firstport Property Service Limited v Ahmet [2017] UKUT 0036 (LC), 21 February 2017. 


2. Payment under protest: Making a service charge/administration charge payment under protest whilst reserving their right to challenge the reasonableness of the sums demanded by the freeholder at a later date: Avon Freeholders Ltd v Garnier [2016] UKUT 477 (LC)


3. Estoppel by Convention: Jetha v Basildon Court Residents Company Limited [2017] UKUT 58 (LC), 16 February 2017



1. Recovery of legal costs arising out of threatened proceedings through service charges payable by tenants: Bretby Hall Management Co Ltd v Pratt Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), 17 February 2017 [2017] UKUT 70 (LC)


2. Costs in the FTT(PC) and ‘unreasonable conduct’: Matier v Christchurch Gardens (Epsom) Ltd [2017] UKUT 56 (LC)


3. Regulation 13(1) (b) Tribunal Procedure Rules and section 20C of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985: Primeview Developments Limited v Ahmed [2017] UKUT 0057. "

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WEBINAR 24th May, 11.15am - 12.45pm

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