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    Help Please...Example of Completed FTT Form

    Hi, I just wondered if anyone has to hand (or can signpost me to copies online) an example of a completed 'Disputed service/admin charges' form used by the FTT for leaseholders, freeholders and the panel to complete. I have the form which does not appear to allow much space for comments so would be interested to see how others approached this.

    Thank you.

    #2
    You'll be asked to submit a statement at a later date. The form is really just to tell the FTT what further questions to ask you.

    However, make sure you put down on the form all the items you dispute. You can't add them later.

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      #3
      On the form to challenge service charges, you should identify the accounting years and your share of the service charges which you are disputing for each year. On the form to challenge administration charges, you should identify the specific charges ie amounts and dates which you are disputing.

      The FTT will then issue directions or call a Case Management Conference followed by directions.

      As JKO says, you will be asked to explain your detailed reasons for disputing charges at a later stage as set out in the directions.

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        #4
        Dear JKO and Eagle

        Thank you for your responses. Actually directions were issued immediately with the form enclosed following the application.

        From your comments, it is in the statement I should include the detail.

        Is there anywhere I can find completed copies (examples) of the form? Is there an electronic version?

        Thank you.

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          #5
          What do the directions say? Do they refer to a schedule, if so they should give you a sample or can apply to the Tribunal office for one. Typically the schedule will continue columns for the description of the charge, the amount claimed as service charge, the amount you are willing to pay, your reasons, a column for the landlord to complete, a column to be left blank for the tribunal. The columns may be narrow but you should wrap the text so that the depth adjusts automatically.

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            #6
            I usually use word or excel to prepare the schedules, I am not aware of an electronic version being available

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              #7
              Dear Eagle

              There was no example but I will contact the Tribunal as you suggested. I only have a paper copy this is the issue. If it was electronic (excel) it would not be a problem.

              Is it acceptable if I create my own electronic copy for completion laying it out per the format of the Tribunal's form?

              Thank you.

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                #8
                You can download this word file and complete in word: https://www.gov.uk/government/public...ervice-charges

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                  #9
                  The electronic version of the service charge form is leasehold-3-eng.doc

                  There is also an administration charges one.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by vmart View Post
                    Dear Eagle

                    There was no example but I will contact the Tribunal as you suggested. I only have a paper copy this is the issue. If it was electronic (excel) it would not be a problem.

                    Is it acceptable if I create my own electronic copy for completion laying it out per the format of the Tribunal's form?

                    Thank you.
                    Yes, you can design it yourself using eg word or excel, as long as you follow the headings suggested by the Tribunal

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                      #11
                      You may be able to find a template if you search for "Scott Schedule", it is known by that name as well, but I design my own and that is acceptable to a Tribunal.

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                        #12
                        Dear all

                        Thank you for your help. The links took me to the application form which is not the form I need. I think best to create my own following the Tribunal's format as Eagle confirmed this is permitted.

                        Once again thank you for your efforts.

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