Elephant traps, old chestnuts and new developments: a review of breach of covenant and issues relating to service charges in residential lease disputes

19 Sep 2017, 12:00 am

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Due to popular demand, Hardwicke’s Property Team will be repeating their service charges seminar which was first delivered on 6 July. This will be a breakfast session on Tuesday, 19 September.

Monty Palfrey will chair this seminar reviewing three key areas for property lawyers:

  1. Once thought of as exotic defences of last resort, in this seminar Alastair Redpath-Stevens will explore the birth, evolution, operation and increasing importance of estoppels and waiver in residential service charge disputes.
  2. Jamal Demachkie will be reviewing the issue of Airbnb and other short-term lets in the context of determinations of breach of covenant.  His talk will consider the Upper Tribunal’s recent decision in the case of Nemcova v Fairfield Rents [2017] 1 P&CR 4 (‘the Airbnb ruling’)
  3. Carl Brewin will be looking at costs and administration charges in residential service charge cases. He will review the case law surrounding contractual indemnity clauses, rule 13 and section 20C applications, in addition to the recent implementation in April 2017 of restrictions on recovery brought in by section 131 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016.

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