You can apply to the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber - Residential Property) if you’re a landlord, tenant, freeholder, leaseholder, park home occupier or site owner. The cases you can apply for include:
- rent increases for ‘fair’ or ‘market’ rates
- leasehold disputes, for example variable service charges, recognising a tenants’ association, management disputes
- leasehold enfranchisement, for example buying the freehold for a group of flats, extending a lease
- disputes about park homes, for example breach of agreement, changing the pitch fee
- financial penalties
- rent repayment orders
- improvement notices and prohibition orders where your notice is under the Housing Act 2004
- disputes about licences for houses in multiple occupation
- the right to buy your council home being refused because it’s deemed suitable for elderly people
The tribunal is independent of government and will listen to both sides of the argument before making a decision.
Help you can get
You can also get legal advice, including from a lawyer.