Service Charges & Estate Management Update – January 2017
30th January 2017
There are four cases in this month’s update, provided by Katie Gray and Diane Doliveux:
Avon Freeholds Limited v Alexander Garnier  UKUT 477 (LC)
Whether a tenant had been under duress and had not ‘agreed’ to pay an administration charge.
Bucklitsch v Merchant Exchange Management Company Limited  UKUT 0527 (LC)
Conditions precedent, abuse of process, estoppel and waiver.
East Tower Apartments Limited v No.1 West India Quay (Residential) Limited  UKUT 0553 (LC)
Costs incurred by a headlessee in providing energy to flats held on individual underleases were recoverable in circumstances where the systems for metering energy use had malfunctioned.
London Borough of Southwark v Proktor  UKUT 0504 (LC)
The failure to include the cost of the major works did not invalidate a demand for an estimated service charge.