Success for the Crown Estate Commissioners

Success for the Crown Estate Commissioners

The judgment recently handed down by the Court of Appeal in Whitehall Court London Limited v The Crown Estate Commissioners will be of interest to anyone in the field of leasehold enfranchisement because it provides, amongst other things, clarity as to the extent of...
How long is long enough?

How long is long enough?

It is trite law that if a landlord of residential property wants to recover the cost of employing a managing agent, for example, they must comply with the requirements of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985. This Act prohibits landlords from recovering more than £100 per...
Service Charges – Tenants Beware!

Service Charges – Tenants Beware!

Colman Coyle were recently instructed to defend an application brought by two tenants for a determination of their liability to pay and reasonableness of certain service charge items in the Property Chamber, First-Tier Tribunal. The application was brought against a...
Insurance – Landlords Take Note!

Insurance – Landlords Take Note!

In the recent decision of COS Services Limited -v- Nicholson [2017] UK UT 0382 the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) dismissed a landlord’s appeal against a decision of the First Tier Tribunal concerning insurance premiums charged to tenants under the terms of their...
Enforcement – “Sufficient Notice”?

Enforcement – “Sufficient Notice”?

For residential property the safest way to proceed in dealing with possession is to seek an Order for possession from the Court. If a tenant then refuses to give up possession the Claimant can then enforce that Order but will need to apply for a Warrant or Writ of...
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