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Property tribunal frees councils to cut housing costs

Property tribunal frees councils to cut housing costs

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea v Lessees of 1-124 Pond House and ors [2015] UKUT 395

A historic legal ruling that hampered councils’ efforts to cut the cost of housing refurbishment projects has been overturned by a property court.

Rebecca Rees comments on The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea v Lessees of 1-124 Pond House and ors [2015] UKUT 395  in Local Government Chronicle.  Click here to read the article (pay wall). 

Assad Maqbool discusses the case in Estates Gazette and Inside Housing.  To read his comments, click here for Estates Gazette (pay wall) and here for Inside Housing (pay wall).  He has also written about the case in Local Government Lawyer here and in Construction News here (pay wall).