If you want to recover your Service Charge arrears – we’re here to help.
Three important things you should know:
- Both the Lease document itself and the relevant legislation (the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985) are used to determine how you can recover service charges. The lease sets out the obligations of both the Landlord and Tenant, including how and what can be recovered in service charges. Landlords have a right to recover their service charges, even if you are a group of resident owners who collectively became the ‘Landlord’ by purchasing the freehold.
- The legislation also includes the right for a Tenant to challenge the “reasonableness” of the service charges, the subjective nature of which can cause contention.
- There are very detailed rules around the serving of demands for payment, statutory time frames and the information required to be included on correspondence and Notices. Failure to comply with the legislation may lead to arrears claims being unsuccessful.
How We Can Help
- We’ll consider the validity of the demands and establish the best course of action
- Assist with Letters Before Action
- Deal with issuing, preparation and representation at a tribunal hearing if necessary
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How Our Property Solicitors Can Help
We’ll consider the validity of the demands and establish the best course of action
Assist with Letters Before Action
Deal with issuing, preparation and representation at a tribunal hearing if necessary