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    Section 20b tenant advice

    Hi all,

    I am after some advice regarding a section 20b I was issued. It was issues in September 2018 for year end 3oth March 2018. It can itemised with amounts totaling around 12k.

    We have only now had the account and demand for the additional payments. However the total development figure they are looking to recover is 31k - which is the total loss on the accounts.

    The problem I have here is that some items they are asking for payment for are not on the section 20b notice, some are lower than asked for on the section 20b and others that were listed on the section 20b do not feature in the accounts.

    Can anyone advice on where I stand with this please


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