How unreasonable?

27th July 2016

The First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (FTT) is a ‘no costs’ jurisdiction where costs can only be awarded if a party has ‘acted unreasonably’. What threshold of conduct applies and what procedure should be followed before costs can be awarded? The Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) has recently given welcome and important guidance in the joined case of Willow Court Management Company (1985) Ltd v Alexander LRX/90/2015.

This article was published in the Solicitors’ Journal on 12th July.

To read the full article click here.

Team: Tom Carpenter-Leitch
Expertise: Real Property, Landlord & Tenant


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