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Does my Lease allow my Landlord to start charging me a Management Fee?

Does my Lease allow my Landlord to start charging me a Management Fee?

Reader’s E-mail: The managing agent has started charging a management fee on my leasehold flat. There is no specific service charge provision in the lease merely a clause to pay: All future…

Can my Landlord recharge the cost of painting my windows to me as ‘liquidated damages’ rather than a Service Charge?

Can my Landlord recharge the cost of painting my windows to me as ‘liquidated damages’ rather than a Service Charge?

Reader’s E-mail: I live in a house converted into flats. Currently the roof is being replaced and there is scaffolding around the house. My freeholder and her solicitor sent me a letter…

Is my Landlord entitled to charge me for replacing the motor on the garage door of the car park on a newly new development?

Reader’s E-mail: We have just received our six monthly service charge which has nearly doubled . We didn’t have any warning or notification of the increase. The apartment building was completed in…

Are Leaseholders in my building allowed to sub-let their car parking spaces?

Reader’s E-mail: We are an enfranchised block of 40 flats. A group of owners act as elected Directors of the freehold title holding company, so acting as de facto landlord.…

Does the term ‘structure’ in my Lease include the windows?

Reader’s E-mail: I was told that even though windows are not mentioned at all in my lease, that case law dictates that they form part of the structure of the building and…

Can a Director of the Management Company charge a fee through the Service charge for preparing accounts ?

Reader’s E-mail: My housing development has recently purchased the freehold of the estate. We have formed a management co who will actually own the freehold and the 18 home owners will have…

My lease says I must pay a ‘reasonable proportion’ of the costs, what does this mean?

Reader’s E-mail: A clause in my lease reads as follows: “proper proportion” shall mean the reasonable proportion attributable the Flat of the cost (whether actual or estimated) of providing the common repairs…

Can my Landlord charge me for the installation of a caretaker’s toilet?

Reader’s Email: We still struggle with our managing agent over accounts.They are now trying to charge for adding a toilet facility to the building for the manager. We believe that…

What is a Demised Area?

Reader’s E-mail: My landlord has told me that I am responsible for maintaining the ‘Demised Area’. What does this mean? Reply from Service Charge Dispute Guide 1. For a leaseholder…

Can I Be Charged for Something Not in My Lease?

Reader’s E-mail:  Can my landlord charge me for something which is not mentioned in my lease? Reply from Service Charge Dispute Guide 1. With few exceptions, a landlord cannot charge…

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