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Sweeping up the legal costs

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Leases of residential property, flats particularly, commonly contain obligations on the part of the landlord to maintain and keep in repair the structure of the building and common parts and to recover the expenditure through service charge contributions...

Compounding the felony

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The hidden, devastating, effects of compound interest have been considered in a previous GD Online article ( Extreme Service Charge; June 2015 ) concerning service charge payments in residential leases of holiday chalets on the Gower peninsula. Some of the...

Break clauses - paying rent in advance: no change given

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Most commercial leases reserve an annual rent and express it to be payable in advance by equal quarterly payments on the usual quarter days. The quarter days are 25 th March (Lady Day), 24 th June (Midsummer’s Day), 29 th September...

Extreme service charges

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In a recent decision of the Supreme Court, Arnold v Britton [2015] UKSC36, the occupiers of some of the holiday chalets at the Oxwich Leisure Park, on the Gower peninsula, lost their appeal to have their leases read in such a way so as to avoid payment...

Rent payable in advance

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Most commercial leases contain a requirement for the tenant to pay the annual rent by equal quarterly payments in advance. The Quarter Days being 25 th March (Lady Day), 24 th June (Midsummer’s Day), 29 th September (Michaelmas Day)...