Peverel Properties Limited, Peverel OM Limited v Hughes [2012] UKUT 258 (LC)

Summary: (1) A stage 2 consultation notice which notified the tenants of the landlord's intention to instruct its preferred contractor was merely notice of a provisional intention so that the lessees were not put off from making observations.  In the circumstances, the consultation process had not been curtailed.  (2) It is not essential to specify the date on which the relevant consultation period ends, it is sufficient if the date is made clear (in this case by specifying the number of days from the notice by which the lessees had to respond).