Need to know: new powers for residential tribunals
One of the first cases since residential leasehold valuation tribunals (LVT) were given extra powers on 1 July was heard this week. In the case, an unco-operative landlord was barred from taking part in the hearing under the reforms.
What are leashold valuation tribunals?
The tribunals were part of the Residential Property Tribunal Service, which hears disputes between landlords, tenants and leaseholders over service charges, breaches of covenant, lease variations and appointment of managing agents.