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Is my landlord entitled to demand payment in full of an estimated service charge for the coming year?

Is my landlord entitled to demand payment in full of an estimated service charge for the coming year?

Reader’s E-mail: Hi there, I have been dutifully paying my service charge each month for the past 8 years or so by direct debit on a monthly basis. However, at…

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…

Does payment by a mortgage lender of outstanding service charges mean that a leaseholder has admitted the debt and is therefore unable to challenge the service charge at a First tier Tribunal?

Does payment by a mortgage lender of outstanding service charges mean that a leaseholder has admitted the debt and is therefore unable to challenge the service charge at a First tier Tribunal?

Your Message: The management of our building is run by the RTM Company which has delegated day-to-day running to a managing agent. A leaseholder was in arrears. After a long…

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…

Can I challenge the managing agent’s decision to make pay me my Service Charges half yearly in advance rather than by monthly instalments?

Can I challenge the managing agent’s decision to make pay me my Service Charges half yearly in advance rather than by monthly instalments?

Reader’s E-mail: Hello, I wanted to ask about the service charges for years and several years we have paid service charges on a monthly basis the property management company being satisfied that…

Our Resident Management Company has introduced a monthly payment option for the Service Charge, when our Leases all require payment twice yearly. Is this right?

Our Resident Management Company has introduced a monthly payment option for the Service Charge, when our Leases all require payment twice yearly. Is this right?

Reader’s E-mail: Our lease clearly states that we have to pay service charges in advance on January 1st and July 1st every year, with interest applied at 5% above the current bank…

My Landlord has not answered my questions about the Major Works Service Charges, can they take action against me for non-payment?

Reader’s E-mail I sent a letter to my Landlord with the questions you suggested. It is two weeks and they still did not reply. The deadline to pay this bill…

Am I entitled to pay my Service Charge in monthly instalments?

Reader’s E-Mail: The freeholder sends us a 6 monthly bill for the service charge, which we find difficult to manage. Are we entitled to pay the charge monthly? ​Reply from Service Charge…

Can I refuse to pay a Service Charge Bill because I can’t afford it?

Reader’s E-mail: My husband and I have recently been sent a large major works service charge bill (over £12,000). This is more than we can afford to pay. Can we…