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    #16
    Originally posted by leaseholder64 View Post
    6a is why you are in breach. The breach is having the debt at the 21 day point, not just having the debt.
    ...but will only apply if the service charges/ground rent were correctly demanded in line with current legal requirements.

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      #17
      I recommend that you check carefully whether or not the demands were issued correctly. I would do nothing else unless the cheque is returned to you, which I very much doubt, The freeholder will not succeed with a claim for forfeiture. If the agent maintains that you owe monies, you will need to contact the agent and give warning that unless the charges are withdrawn, you will make an application to the FTT, which will decide whether or not the charges are reasonable. There is no breach of the lease unless the FTT states otherwise and the FTT would decide whether or not the charges are reasonable.

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