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    Whatever the merits of the case, the MA could be much more helpful to the leaseholder, who is quite right, if the charge is not permitted in the lease, there is no obligation to pay it. So it would be in the MA's interests to simply refer to the clause which it is relying upon. A leaseholder has the right to know the terms of the management agreement and there is no valid reason why the agreement or a summary of it should not be made available for inspection.


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      by AndrewDod
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      22-11-2019, 01:59 AM
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      by gidoc
      Dear all,
      I hope this forum can guide me to the next step. I have a leasehold apartment, which I purchased in July 2007. I have never been able to go through the whole lease esp the page no1, which clearly defines the service charges as 1%. I am however been charged 2%( extra 1% for communal areas,...
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      by ram
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      by Harwood

      Bit of a long shot but i wondered if anybody could advise if the Building regulations would be covered under the following lease covenant;

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      by gidoc
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    • Reply to RMC - Dormant Status with HMRC - Banking
      by Gordon999
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      by bigalxyz
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      19-11-2019, 14:44 PM
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      by nukecad
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      by leaseholder64
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