Chaplair Ltd v Kumari

County court – Costs. The present appeal concerned, among other things, whether the court had power to order a tenant to pay any costs to the landlord under the terms of the lease where the costs had arisen in related Land Valuation Tribunal (LVT) proceedings. The Court of Appeal, Civil Division, in dismissing the appellant's appeal, held that the appellant could not show that the judge had not had power to deal with any costs incurred in the LVT proceedings. The LVT had not dealt with an order for payment of those costs and the respondent landlord could not be estopped from claiming them in the county court because the LVT could not have ordered it its costs under the terms of the lease.

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