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Landlord's dispensation for major works: getting it right

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Many residential landlords will be familiar with the requirement to consult with tenants before major works are carried out. The landlord's right to seek dispensation from the Tribunal where it has failed to consult is perhaps less well understood. In a recent Upper Tribunal appeal, Hughes Paddison successfully challenged the First Tier Tribunal’s interpretation of the law. Joe Ferris provides a summary of the appeal and the key principles for landlords to keep in mind when considering an application for dispensation.