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The building insurance component of my service charge has increased by 60% and my Housing Association landlord will not let me see the policy. Is this legal?

The building insurance component of my service charge has increased by 60% and my Housing Association landlord will not let me see the policy. Is this legal?

Reader’s E-mail: XXXXXX have suddenly increased our Building Insurance (Ground Floor 2 Bedroom Flat, 3 Storey Building) by 61% for 2016 – I am reading from almost all other sources…

My upvc windows need repairing. The landlord wants to charge me 100% of the cost. Is this right?

My upvc windows need repairing. The landlord wants to charge me 100% of the cost. Is this right?

Reader’s E-mail: I am the leaseholder of an ex-LA, two-bed flat in a high-rise block in XXXXXXXXX. I bought the flat earlier this year and soon after realised that the…

Can the owner of the largest flat in our building be charged a higher service charge?

Can the owner of the largest flat in our building be charged a higher service charge?

Reader’s E-mail: We have a block of 10 flats. 2 x 1 Bed paying 75.00/month 7 x 2 Bed paying 90.00/month 1 x 4 Bed (Penthouse approx twice area of…

Do I have to pay Service charge for repairs in other buildings and the removal of rubbish left by other residents?

Do I have to pay Service charge for repairs in other buildings and the removal of rubbish left by other residents?

Reader’s E-mail: I am a leaseholder in a block of flats that are mainly HA owned and rented out to tenants. I have received a service charge bill which includes…

My lease allows the Management Company to decide what constitutes a ‘fair proportion’ of the Service Charge. Can I still challenge the apportionment method?

My lease allows the Management Company to decide what constitutes a ‘fair proportion’ of the Service Charge. Can I still challenge the apportionment method?

Reader’s E-mail: The leases define the service charge simply as “a fair proportion properly attributable to the property as determined from time to time by the Management Co. or its…

We have a Freehold Company. How can we change the way the Service Charge is apportioned for our building?

We have a Freehold Company. How can we change the way the Service Charge is apportioned for our building?

Reader’s E-mail: We collectively hold the freehold of our block with each apartment paying a percentage of the management costs. There is no documentation regarding the apportionment, but it is reckoned that…

I don’t agree with the way my Service Charges are apportioned in my building. What can I do?

Reader’s e-mail: We are freeholders of a converted apartment which are all privately owned and managed by the individuals. How do we go about challenging the apportionment of service charges and find…

Do I have to pay Service Charges for a building I cannot access?

Reader’s Email: I live in a development with several blocks/sections and communal facilities such as a gym. The section I live in has been included with another block to which I have no…

I think the way the Service Charge is calculated for my flat is wrong, can I challenge it?

Reader’s E-mail: I live in a block of apartments run by a council associated housing agency. There are a few lessees but the majority are council tenants. I have three bedroom…

Can I apply to a First Tier Tribunal to challenge the way the Service Charge is Apportioned?

Reader’s Email: When we bought our flat the Service charge stated that we would be charged 33% of the costs. The landlord owns the basement (a commercial Lease) and the ground…

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