Service Charges And S81 Housing Act 1996: Default judgments and final determinations

Amanda Gourlay discusses a case that brings some clarity to an opaque issue ‘The key distinction between the “old” and “new” s81 is the requirement for a “final determination” of the amount of service charge payable.’Section 81 of the Housing Act 1996 prevents a landlord from exercising a right to forfeit on the grounds of …
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Cases Referenced

  • Church Commissioners for England v (1) Koyale Enterprises Inc (2) Mr Naresh Thaleshwar unreported, 22 September 2011, Central London County Court
  • Hillbrow (Richmond) Ltd v Alogaily [2006] CLY 2707
  • Kok Hoong v Leong Cheong Kweng Mines Ltd [1964] AC 993
  • New Brunswick Railway Company Ltd v British and French Trust Corporation Ltd [1939] AC 1
  • Pugh v Cantor Fitzgerald International [2001] EWCA Civ 307
  • Southwark LBC v Tornaritis [1999] CLY 3744