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Unpacking Repairs, Service Charge and Cladding Issues

Following on from our recent webinar on Repairs, Service Charge and Cladding Issues, Richard goes into further detail on several cases to clarify important issues relating to repairing covenants, service charge and cladding, such as Ravenseft Properties Ltd v Davstone (Holdings) Ltd, Elmcroft Developments v Tankersley-Sawyer [1984] 2 WLUK 216, Craighead v Homes for Islington Ltd & Anor [2010] UKUT 47 (LC) (24 February 2010), Sunlife Europe Properties v Tiger Aspect Holdings Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1656, and others. Richard also predicts rising service charge costs due to demand for energy efficiency.



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