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    There is three large pieces of Work being carried out on our Block. the three bits were combined into a very ambiguous S20. When asked for info the Man Co just sends out last years Service Charge demand which tells nothing as to where monies have been spent only the amount. ie disbursements 87k. It is not broken down into how the money was spent.

    We know the first piece has been completed but the Man Co refuses to state whether it is complete or how much the actual Invoice was. Not sure why but they have a track record of dodgy dealings and I think it is to do with the original S20 being so poorly written.

    I have seen I could send a Section 21, are there any other statutes which would be better suited to force them to state the first piece is complete and what it cost?

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