Reply To: Failure to give Section 20 Notice

Peter Wright

The tribunals are not generally sympathetic to leaseholders who want their bills waived because of ‘technical issues’ on issuing Section 20s. They take the view that is it generally ‘reasonable’ for the landlord to recover ‘reasonable’ costs. Theye are more likely to be sympathetic to argued challenged to elements of the charges you face; you say that ‘they aren’t even sure what they are supposed to be billing’ so argue on that. But, be clear you have no case if you concede the debt, so be careful about accepting some sums and not others.