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8 years after completion, the final bill for the Major Works carried out has increased by £2,000. Do I need to pay this extra amount?

8 years after completion, the final bill for the Major Works carried out has increased by £2,000. Do I need to pay this extra amount?

Reader’s E-mail: Can I be asked to pay for the major works final accounts, the year 2008-09 , that was in 2008 estimated as my contribution of £1244.28 , but…

Do I have to pay a service charge for works for which the landlord was billed in June 2013 and then were subsequently billed to me as a service charge in November 2015?

Do I have to pay a service charge for works for which the landlord was billed in June 2013 and then were subsequently billed to me as a service charge in November 2015?

Reader’s E-mail: We bought a leasehold property in January 2013. The previous owner had a sum retained for a period in case any outstanding bills came in for previous major…

I am an agent about to issue a Section 20B notice. I am not sure of what the management costs will be, can I leave them out of the notice?

I am an agent about to issue a Section 20B notice. I am not sure of what the management costs will be, can I leave them out of the notice?

Reader’s E-mail: I am a agent of several blocks and estates and need to serve Section 20B on all due to some technical errors which have prevented us from apportioning,…

Can a landlord correct a defect in an earlier service charge demand by issuing a fresh one and regain their legal entitlement to the sums demanded?

Can a landlord correct a defect in an earlier service charge demand by issuing a fresh one and regain their legal entitlement to the sums demanded?

Reader’s E-mail: My landlord never stated on any paperwork that they were the landlord, or specified who the accountant is, or sent any advance bills. Bills are always retrospective for…

Is a housing association holding a head lease over a property restricted by section 20B in respect of the service charges it can charge to its under lessees if it receives the relevant invoices the superior landlord more than 18 months after the costs were incurred?

Is a housing association holding a head lease over a property restricted by section 20B in respect of the service charges it can charge to its under lessees if it receives the relevant invoices the superior landlord more than 18 months after the costs were incurred?

Reader’s E-mail: Managing agent does not send the audited service charge accounts until 9-12 months after the year end. If there is a deficit are liable for any overspend if…

I never received an invoice for a major works service charge, but was sent a copy 4 years later. Am I still liable to pay?

I never received an invoice for a major works service charge, but was sent a copy 4 years later. Am I still liable to pay?

Reader’s E-mail: What is proof of a service charge “demand”? My landlord claims I am in arrears for Major Works, but I have never received an invoice for the arrears…

I am a landlord. Can I successfully take formal legal action against a leaseholder who has let out their flat, provided no correspondence address, and then not paid their service charges for a long period of time?

I am a landlord. Can I successfully take formal legal action against a leaseholder who has let out their flat, provided no correspondence address, and then not paid their service charges for a long period of time?

Reader’s E-mail: I am Freeholder of 12 flats. One of our leaseholder Mr.H disappeared without notifying us of his forwarding address in 1995 or who was his managing agent in…

Does the 18 month rule (Section 20B) apply to deductions from a reserve fund?

Does the 18 month rule (Section 20B) apply to deductions from a reserve fund?

Reader’s E-mail: Is a tenant liable to pay the expenses of a service charge if the S20B Notice failed to include those expenses that were met from a reserve fund…

How does Section 20B apply when the Landlord (a Housing Association) is the Head Lessee?

How does Section 20B apply when the Landlord (a Housing Association) is the Head Lessee?

Reader’s E-mail: I, with a number of other residents have been challenging a historical charge on our account with the housing association that dates back to the 2009\2010 service charge year, charges…

My Landlord says that he has satisfied the requirements of Section 20B because it does not apply to building insurance premiums, and because he sent invalid demands for payment at an earlier date. Is my Landlord right?

Reader’s E-mail: A two part question: 1 – My Landlord who has been absent for 4 years recently issued me a notice for 4 years worth of service charges. I have…

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