Major Works & Section 20

Trusted advice on the procedure, documentation and requirements of Section 20 and support with dispensation applications...

The principal legislation relating to major works is Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985.  Section 20 is fleshed out by the Service Charges (Consultation Requirements) (England) Regulations 2003.  Section 20 requires the landlord/management company to consult with lessees where it carries out works and the service charge contribution of any long residential lessee where the cost of those works is more than £250.00. With our unparalleled knowledge of leasehold law and building safety, we have extensive experience in advising landlords and managing agents on the issues relating to Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985, including:

  • Whether Section 20 applies
  • The consultation process and the necessary notices
  • Applications for dispensation of the requirements of Section 20
  • The recovery of service charges which comprise Section 20 monies
  • When the freeholder should consult with both the head-lessee and the leaseholders

Our track record amply illustrates our ability provide effective and successful advice: