Section 22 Right to inspect accounts

Leaseholders have the right under section 22 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 to inspect documents relating to their service charges within a period of six months from receipt of the summary, the service charge payer (or the secretary of a recognised tenants’ association) may write to the landlord requiring him to allow access to and inspection of the accounts, receipts and any other documents relevant to the service charge information in the summary and to provide facilities for them to be copied.

A person who, without reasonable excuse, fails to perform a duty imposed on them under Section 22 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 commits a summary offence and is liable on conviction to pay a fine not exceeding level 4 on the standard scale

Facilities for inspection must be provided within one month of the request, and must be available for a period of two months.

A template for a request from a leaseholder may be downloaded here: Section 22 Notice Landlord and Tenant Act 1985

The Act may be downloaded from the following external site: Landlord and Tenant Act 1985