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Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002

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9For paragraph 3 of that Schedule (request to inspect insurance policy etc. after obtaining summary of insurance cover) substitute—

Inspection of insurance policy etc.

3(1)Where a service charge is payable by the tenant of a dwelling which consists of or includes an amount payable directly or indirectly for insurance, the tenant may by notice in writing require the landlord—

(a)to afford him reasonable facilities for inspecting any relevant policy or associated documents and for taking copies of or extracts from them, or

(b)to take copies of or extracts from any such policy or documents and either send them to him or afford him reasonable facilities for collecting them (as he specifies).

(2)If the tenant is represented by a recognised tenants’ association and he consents, the notice may be served by the secretary of the association instead of by the tenant (and in that case any requirement imposed by it is to afford reasonable facilities, or to send copies or extracts, to the secretary).

(3)A notice under this paragraph is duly served on the landlord if it is served on—

(a)an agent of the landlord named as such in the rent book or similar document, or

(b)the person who receives the rent on behalf of the landlord;

and a person on whom such a notice is so served shall forward it as soon as may be to the landlord.

(4)The landlord shall comply with a requirement imposed by a notice under this paragraph within the period of twenty-one days beginning with the day on which he receives the notice.

(5)To the extent that a notice under this paragraph requires the landlord to afford facilities for inspecting documents—

(a)he shall do so free of charge, but

(b)he may treat as part of his costs of management any costs incurred by him in doing so.

(6)The landlord may make a reasonable charge for doing anything else in compliance with a requirement imposed by a notice under this paragraph.

(7)In this paragraph—

  • relevant policy” includes a policy of insurance under which the dwelling was insured for the period of insurance immediately preceding that current when the notice is served (being, in the case of a flat, a policy covering the building containing it), and

  • associated documents” means accounts, receipts or other documents which provide evidence of payment of any premiums due under a relevant policy in respect of the period of insurance which is current when the notice is served or the period of insurance immediately preceding that period.

Commencement Information

I1Sch. 10 para. 9 wholly in force at 30.3.2004; para. 9 not in force at Royal Assent see s. 181(1); para. 9 in force at 30.9.2003 for E. by S.I. 2003/1986, art. 2(c)(i) (with Sch. 2); para. 9 in force at 30.3.2004 for W. by S.I. 2004/669, art. 2(c)(i) (with Sch. 2)

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