Monthly Archives: September 2011

Service Charge Complaints on the rise

If you were watching BBC breakfast this weekend then you will have seen the report that the Leasehold Advisory Service has seen a 46% increase in complaints about service charges in two years (you can read more here: http://bbc.in/qRNGIn). The … Continue reading

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Right to Manage in the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber)!

Right to Manage is not an oft litigated topic.  If the tenants qualify and get their notices right then there is not much most landlord’s can do to oppose a claim as the application can be made on a no … Continue reading

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Am I liable for service charge arrears which predate my purchase?

As seen on http://www.leaseholdlife.info : This is an age old question that comes up regularly in the months after a leasehold purchase when managing agents/landlord’s chase arrears, complete the annual service charge accounts and issue deficit invoices. Helpfully, like many legal … Continue reading

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Service Charges and Assignees

It has been a little quiet on the article front from me this week.  That is because I have been writing an article for the Leasehold Life blog (www.leaseholdlife.info) on the liability of purchasers for historic service charge arrears.  That … Continue reading

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Nearly isn’t good enough!

Well that is the message for landlords and managing agents in making service charge demands to long leasehold tenants.  Since October 2007 it has been a mandatory requirement to serve certain prescribed information with a demand for service charges.  The … Continue reading

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Why won’t my tenant leave after the section 21 notice expires?

I have seen a recent up turn in the number of landlords having to issue possession proceedings against their tenants after the expiry of a section 21 notice.  There is a common theme in these claims. The response of the … Continue reading

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