When it comes to proceedings before the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) or, for those in Wales, the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal, experience and expertise matters.

Benefits of boutique

As a boutique law firm, our name says it all.  We’re specialists in our field.

Our CEO, Cassandra Zanelli, is also recognised nationally for her expertise in Tribunal matters.

Cassandra has produced and presented many training courses on Tribunal proceedings, including various courses for ARMA.

From the simple to the complex (and everything in-between), we can guide and represent you through the Tribunal process.

Passionate about the Tribunal

Cassandra’s passion for the Tribunal is well known.

Our team bring experience and expertise, combined with a commercial awareness and practical advice.  But overall a genuine pride and passion for what we do.

All things Tribunal

If property management isn’t *just* about collecting service charges, then the Tribunal isn’t *just* about dealing with service charge disputes.

Although we’re commonly instructed to act in service charge disputes before the Tribunal, our expert representation also includes:

  • dispensation from the consultation requirements set down by section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 (including emergency dispensation applications, pre-emptive applications and also retrospective applications after the qualifying works have been carried out)
  • determinations on liability to pay and reasonableness of service charge (on a pre-emptive application involving all leaseholders)
  • lease variations (including applications brought under both section 35 and section 37 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1987)
  • determinations relating to breach of covenant (where a leaseholder has breached the terms of their lease)
  • right to manage matters (including applications for a determination that the RTM company is entitled to acquire the right to manage and applications for a determination in relation to accrued uncommitted service charge funds)
  • lease extension and enfranchisement disputes where terms cannot be agreed between the parties
  • appointment of manager and receiver matters (including applications for the appointment of manager, variations to and extensions of management orders and applications for discharge)
  • costs applications (including applications under rule 13 of the 2013 Rules, section 20C of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 and paragraph 5 to schedule 11 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002)