Basement Excavations: High Court Case Sets New Planning Precedent

Karen Bright from Bishop & Sewell LLP advises The recent high court case of Eatherley-v-London Borough of Camden and Another at... more »

Residential Service Charge Consultation and Sub Tenants

Stuart Merrison of Bishop & Sewell LLP discusses the recent case of the Leaseholders of Foundling Court and O’Donnell Court... more »

I have a judgment but the debtor has not paid, what are my options?

Karen Bright from Bishop & Sewell looks at creditor enforcement options Obtaining a county court judgment does not always result... more »

Problems with short term or holidays lets

Karen Bright from Bishop & Sewell looks at the recent increase in short term holiday renting in England. There has been an increase... more »

What is a Small Claim and how can I recover one?

The recovery of money from a debtor is often a stressful process. In the current economic climate it presents a real possibility that... more »

How do we apply to the FTT?

The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) requires a form to be completed which will be reviewed by chosen Tribunal members who may be surveyors,... more »

What is the First-tier Tribunal?

An application to a First-tier Tribunal (FTT) is available to leaseholders to provide an independent body who are able to review... more »

Taking a case to the FTT is a daunting experience, or is it?

Recently I have spent a considerable amount of time dealing with the FTT. This is not something I would particularly recommend unless... more »

How much does it cost to apply to the FTT?

An application to the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) has various charges, subject to the reason for the application. To find out what... more »

Disputes on the increase

Michael Lee asks why more leaseholders are taking their service charge problems to the FTT? In the last three years, the number of... more »

Can I appeal against a FTT decision?

An appeal can be made to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber), but only once permission is granted by the First-tier Tribunal (FTT) which... more »

Lessees count the cost of FTT's

Taking your dispute to the FTT should always be considered a last resort, warns Konrad Grosse who, together with his fellow residents,... more »

More people are making applications to the First-tier Tribunal

It is inevitable in a recession that people will consider it worthwhile trying to protect their hard-earned money by challenging the... more »