RTM mixed residential and commercial dispute
Acting for the defendant right to manage (RTM) company in relation to a mixed residential and commercial block. The commercial tenant is claiming that the RTM company is obliged to carry out extensive works to stop water ingress to their property. Not only does this involve extensive expert evidence as to the causes of the water ingress but involves an untested issue under the right to manage legislation as to when management functions relating to commercial premises pass to right to manage companies. The matter is due to go to trial in 2019, by which time Sarah is going to have been involved with two of the decisions relating to the right to manage legislation (an area where there are few reported decisions).