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Assethold Ltd v Watts [2014] UKUT 0537 (LC): Landlord Legal Costs Unrecoverable In One Area But Part Recoverable In Another

Summary: (1) The landlord’s legal costs incurred in party wall proceedings were not recoverable under the provision to “maintain or repair” but part of the costs (for taking professional advice prior to deciding what course to take and the cost of obtaining an injunction) were recoverable as the cost of “all works installations acts matters and things as in the reasonable discretion of the Landlord may be considered necessary or desirable for the proper maintenance safety amenity and administration of the Development”.

 

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