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Is my landlord entitled to charge me 10% of the cost of major works to cover the cost of issuing section 20 notices?

Is my landlord entitled to charge me 10% of the cost of major works to cover the cost of issuing section 20 notices?

Reader’s E-mail: Can a Freeholder charge 10% of the final building works invoice as admin for dealing with the S.20 procedure? Reply from Service Charge Dispute Guide 1. The first…

I am being asked to pay a service charge bill which I can’t afford to repair a lift I never use because it is in a different building. What can I do?

I am being asked to pay a service charge bill which I can’t afford to repair a lift I never use because it is in a different building. What can I do?

Reader’s E-mail: In my building there is a main block with a lift. I am in a separate building (flats 1-3) joined to the main by a car park. My…

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…

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…

My landlord has referred to the case of Forcelux v Sweetman [2001] 2 EGLR 173 can you explain what the relevance of this case is to my major works service charge dispute?

My landlord has referred to the case of Forcelux v Sweetman [2001] 2 EGLR 173 can you explain what the relevance of this case is to my major works service charge dispute?

Reader’s E-mail: Hi, I am a leaseholder that is disputing a Major Works service charge liability. Our dispute will be heard by the First Tier Tribunal in early November and…

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…

Is it reasonable for my local authority to charge me for major works on the basis of rates agreed under a long term agreement when the work is subcontracted to a company which is charging a lot less?

Is it reasonable for my local authority to charge me for major works on the basis of rates agreed under a long term agreement when the work is subcontracted to a company which is charging a lot less?

Reader’s E-mail: We are leaseholders of a 2 bed flat in a local authority owned and managed block. There are 9 units in the block, approximately half of which are…

My Landlord has not maintained the building properly, do I still need to pay for the major repairs?

My Landlord has not maintained the building properly, do I still need to pay for the major repairs?

Reader’s E-mail: We own a flat in a block of local authority housing and are charged a yearly service charge. We NEVER see any maintenance work being done so consequently brickwork stairwells…

It is reasonable for my Landlord to charge me 14% surveyor’s fees on top of the cost of Major Works?

It is reasonable for my Landlord to charge me 14% surveyor’s fees on top of the cost of Major Works?

Your Message: Is a 14% charge (plus VAT) for management and surveyors costs on top of the cost of major works reasonable? I’ve seen quotes saying that anything from 10% to 15%…

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