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Is there any case law on the issue of what happens if a demand for payment of a service charge is sent to the wrong address?

Is there any case law on the issue of what happens if a demand for payment of a service charge is sent to the wrong address?

Reader’s E-mail: Hello there. Is there any case law on what happens if a managing agent mistakenly sends service charge demands to a leaseholder’s previous address and as a result the…

Can I be charged for insurance cover for a period of August to July, when my lease says the service charge accounting year runs from the 1st January to 31st December?

Can I be charged for insurance cover for a period of August to July, when my lease says the service charge accounting year runs from the 1st January to 31st December?

Reader’s E-mail: I bought a long leasehold flat in a refurbished, converted Grade II listed hospital building in October 2014. The earliest flat completion date in the development was 23rd…

Can I be asked to pay a service charge for installing new boilers in other leaseholders’ flats?

Can I be asked to pay a service charge for installing new boilers in other leaseholders’ flats?

Reader’s E-mail: Retirement flats. 31 flats. Our lease is clear we are only expected to pay towards expenditure on communal areas and we are responsible for our own flat. The…

My local authority landlord is billing major works in a different way to the annual service charge. Is this legal?

My local authority landlord is billing major works in a different way to the annual service charge. Is this legal?

Reader’s E-mail: I am a leaseholder of a 1 bed ex local authority flat which has recently undergone major works to include new windows, roof and overcladding costing £29,000.00 I…

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…

Two different companies have written to me about the same service charge. Is this legal?

Two different companies have written to me about the same service charge. Is this legal?

Reader’s E-mail: My management company are useless. They try to send me massive bills for £1000 plus for rent, service charges, building works, contrary to the lease agreement. I am…

My aunt pays £65 a week service charges in addition to £102 per week rent. Is the service charge too much?

My aunt pays £65 a week service charges in addition to £102 per week rent. Is the service charge too much?

Reader’s E-mail: My aunt lives in a studio flat paying rent of £102 per week and service charge £65 making a total of £167 a week. In my opinion that…

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…

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…

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