The appellants, Britton & Ors (the lessees), represent 43 lessees under 25 long leases of holiday chalets at Oxwich Leisure Park near Swansea. The respondent, Mrs Arnold, is the freehold owner of the leisure park and the lessor of the above leases (the lessor). The dispute is regarding the interpretation of certain service charge clauses contained in the leases which generally provide for the lessees to pay to the lessor an annual sum in respect of expenses and outgoings incurred by the lessor for repair and maintenance of the park. Continue reading »