Qualifying Works - Case Law Update
Phillips and Goddard v Francis  EWHC 3650(Ch. D)
S20 and S20ZA Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 – consultation for qualifying works.
The recent High Court decision in the above case* has radically altered the approach to consultation to be undertaken by landlords and managing agents before implementing qualifying works. Since 1999, when it was set out in the case of Martin v Maryland Estates, the common approach to consultation has been that as long as a lessee's contribution to an identifiable set of qualifying works would be less than £250, then there was no need to set in motion the consultation procedure set down by the 1985 Act.
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SLC Solicitors – Legal Services Firm of the Year
SLC Solicitors has been named the Legal Services Firm of the Year at the Property Management Awards. The judges praised the firm’s thoroughness and good communication and said 'The winner of this award displayed an excellent track record and cascade of learning and skills'.
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A man asked a lawyer his fee...
A man asked a lawyer his fee, and was told it was £50.00 for three questions. "Isn't that awfully steep?" he asked. "Yes," the lawyer replied, "and what was your third question?"
Just a reminder that at SLC Solicitors we are not like that: we do not time record so when you ring us or email the ‘meter is not running’; our staff do not have financial or billing targets to achieve and so this allows them to concentrate on supplying the best service to you. Our fees are transparent and extremely competitive and in many instances we are a free-to-outsource legal service. If you are not already instructing us then call for details of our debt recovery, litigation or non- contentious property fee structures. They are no laughing matter – but they might just put a smile on your face!
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Case Law Update – Landlord’s Address
Case Law Update: Harry Johnston and Others v County Bideford Ltd  UKUT 457[LC]
Does failure of service of a service charge demand by reason of the incorrect Landlord’s name and address for the purposes of s47 Landlord and Tenant Act 1987 mean that s20B of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 – the 18 month rule – applies to prevent recovery of the amounts demanded?
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Gas Safety Guidelines – Important Changes
As from the start of the year changes to gas safety guidance have been brought into play by the Health and Safety Executive which may impact upon landlords and lessees alike.
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The SLC Good News Feed
A small selection of some of the successes we have been achieving for our clients....
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SLC Training Courses
We provide a number of training programmes and surgeries for Freeholders, Managing Agents and RMC Directors. Click here to view a number of key topics that we can provide comprehensive day-long sessions or shorter sessions to meet your needs.
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