The Upper Tribunal assessed whether tenants could be asked to contribute towards a landlord’s repair works to windows. The tenants felt that replacement of the windows was a more reasonable option. Where a landlord repairs rather than replaces a defect in a building, is it able to reclaim the costs?
The Court of Appeal has assessed what constitutes notice to a tenant that service charge costs have been incurred and that a contribution is owed by the tenant. The case is clear guidance for landlords and management companies in what they are required to deliver in order to make a formal demand.