Service Charges & Estate Management Update: July 2017

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There are two cases in this month’s service charge and estate management update. Find the full article by clicking on the case reference:

JLK Limited v Emmanuel Chiedu Ezekwe [2017] UKUT 277 (LC)

Units of accommodation designed for students were ‘dwellings’ but not ‘separate dwellings’. Accordingly, the FTT did not have jurisdiction to determine the amount of service charges payable by the units’ leaseholders under ss.18 to 30 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.  Adrian Carr of Tanfield Chambers acted for the successful respondent. 

Corvan (Properties) Limited v Maha Ahmed Abdel-Mahmoud [2017] UKUT 228 (LC)

A management agreement that could be terminated at the end of twelve months was for “more than twelve months ” and, therefore a long-term qualifying agreement for the purposes of s.20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.  Nicola Muir of Tanfield Chambers acted for the respondent.