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 issued by local authorities
- 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
- banned tenant fees you paid to a landlord or letting agent, for example fees for a credit check
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.