Publications: February 2007

 

Barrington v Sloane Properties

The Message Service Charge Certificates may not be binding as they can be challenged by tenants if the Surveyor or Accountant who had provided the Certificate has misinterpreted the lease provisions. The Case The Lands Tribunal has upheld an Appeal by a tenant against a finding of the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal that she was bound […]

26th Feb 2007 Recent Property Cases Read more

How Good is Your Expert Evidence?

Obtaining a favourable outcome for a client involved in a property dispute very often depends upon the quality of the opinion evidence provided in support of their case. The most obvious instances are surveyors providing valuation evidence in the context of lease renewals and rent review arbitrations or surveying evidence in the context of dilapidation […]

1st Feb 2007 Speakers Corner Read more

P S Tan & K Y Tan v J Sitkowski

The Message A tenant of premises that were originally used for mixed business and residential purposes failed in his claim for rights as a protected residential tenant. The Case The question to be decided in this case was whether a tenant enjoyed protection under the Rent Act when he had previously used part of his […]

1st Feb 2007 Recent Property Cases Read more