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First Tier Tribunal Application

Application

Legal & General Affordable Homes have made an application to the First Tier Tribunal asking for dispensation from the provisions of Section 20 Consultation (Landlord and Tenant Act 1985).

This page contains information about the application, and lets you know how to respond to it, should you wish to do so.

Section 20 states that in certain circumstances, where there is an agreement for more than 12 months under which leaseholders may pay over £100 per accounting year, the landlord should follow a consultation procedure. However, a landlord can make an application to dispense with the requirements to consult if there are grounds to do so and it is reasonable in the circumstances. For the reasons set out below, we are required to make such an application.

In relation to your scheme, a manager has been appointed to provide housing management services (your Management Provider). At the time the manager was appointed, there were no shared owners on the site and therefore Section 20 Consultation could not be carried out. To ensure the best value for money for the shared owners, we require the flexibility that the services provided by each of the Management Provider may be provided by an alternative Management Provider. We also now require flexibility regarding which entity within our group will enter into the shared ownership leases moving forward.   This is the basis of the application. 

We have been asked by the Tribunal to provide you access to the application and the supporting documents. These documents set out in more detail why we have made this Application and why we have asked for dispensation from the Section 20 requirements. In addition, you are given the opportunity to respond directly to the Tribunal about the Application, should you wish to do so. The documents are below:

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Please click the button below to download further documents which were uploaded on 15 March 2024:

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Please click the button below to download further documents which were uploaded on 4 April 2024:

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Please click the button below to download further documents (Section 20 dispensation) which were uploaded on 22 April 2024:

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If you wish to respond to the Application, you have until 27th March 2024 to:

If you have any queries about this application or the proposed contracts, you can contact Doug Pope, Head of Contract Management, at s20@landgah.com or by writing to Doug Pope, Legal & General Affordable Homes Limited 12 Red Lion Building, London, EC1A 9BU