Guidance

Recovering costs: First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (T547)

The costs, fees and expenses which may be recoverable in the First-tier Tribunal Property Chamber (Residential Property).

Documents

A guide to what costs fees and expenses may be recoverable in the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) (Residential Property)

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Details

You usually have to pay your own expenses and legal costs if you’re involved in a residential property case before the Tribunal.

Costs can be awarded by the Tribunal when:

  • there is a written contract (usually a lease) allowing a party (usually a landlord) to claim costs from the other party or parties (usually a tenant)
  • an Act of Parliament says so
  • a party’s representative has unreasonably increased costs incurred by another party (sometimes called a ‘wasted costs’ order)
  • a party has unreasonably, brought, defended or conducted a case before the tribunal
Published 1 April 2017