Chapter 6 E+WLeasehold valuation tribunals
173 Leasehold valuation tribunalsE+W
(1)Any jurisdiction conferred on a leasehold valuation tribunal by or under any enactment is exercisable by a rent assessment committee constituted in accordance with Schedule 10 to the Rent Act 1977 (c. 42).
(2)When so constituted for exercising any such jurisdiction a rent assessment committee is known as a leasehold valuation tribunal.
Schedule 12 (leasehold valuation tribunals: procedure) has effect.
(1)A party to proceedings before a leasehold valuation tribunal may appeal to the Lands Tribunal from a decision of the leasehold valuation tribunal.
(2)But the appeal may be made only with the permission of—
(a)the leasehold valuation tribunal, or
(b)the Lands Tribunal.
(3)And it must be made within the time specified by rules under section 3(6) of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949 (c. 42).
(4)On the appeal the Lands Tribunal may exercise any power which was available to the leasehold valuation tribunal.
(5)And a decision of the Lands Tribunal on the appeal may be enforced in the same way as a decision of the leasehold valuation tribunal.
(6)The Lands Tribunal may not order a party to the appeal to pay costs incurred by another party in connection with the appeal unless he has, in the opinion of the Lands Tribunal, acted frivolously, vexatiously, abusively, disruptively or otherwise unreasonably in connection with the appeal.
(7)In such a case the amount he may be ordered to pay shall not exceed the maximum amount which a party to proceedings before a leasehold valuation tribunal may be ordered to pay in the proceedings under or by virtue of paragraph 10(3) of Schedule 12.
(8)No appeal lies from a decision of a leasehold valuation tribunal to the High Court by virtue of section 11(1) of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992 (c. 53).
(9)And no case may be stated for the opinion of the High Court in respect of such a decision by virtue of that provision.
(10)For the purposes of section 3(4) of the Lands Tribunal Act 1949 (which enables a person aggrieved by a decision of the Lands Tribunal to appeal to the Court of Appeal) a leasehold valuation tribunal is not a person aggrieved.