Splitting up isn’t hard to do
An article in Inside Housing explains how Sutton Council corrected the service charge proportions in the leases of an estate, where some tenants had been paying slightly different amounts of service charge, which became critical when the social landlord proposed refurbishing the estate. Before the 1987 Landlord and Tenant Act, the only way to correct a mistake was if someone had acted fraudulently or where the document did not give effect to what the parties had intended. Part 4 of the Act now allows either a landlord or a leaseholder to apply to a leasehold valuation tribunal to correct such problems by varying the lease and this is what Sutton Council did successfully.
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