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Interpretation of lease terms

The drafting of lease terms came under consideration in this recent case, where the Court was asked to decide whether the roof formed part of the demised premises and therefore whether 75% of the cost of repairing the roof could be charged to the leaseholder. 

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Interpretation of lease terms

Service charge costs

Service charge costs

Many long leasehold arrangements involve one or more intermediate landlords, as well as the freeholder and eventual leaseholder. When service charges arise, are they incurred by intermediate landlords and the leaseholder at the time they are incurred by the freeholder, or are they incurred separately at each stage of the leasehold chain?

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