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    Late/missing demand for service charges

    Hi, I'm a long term leaseholder in a block of 24 flats. Since I bought my flat the same managing agent has been in place and has been totally useless to say the least.

    Each January I have received a blank bank mandate for the next year's service charges, which unless I had been notified of any reduction/increase by the MA I have completed with the amount (which the MA has left blank) due for the oncoming year.

    In April this year I received a demand for unpaid service charges which dated back to 2009 for which I, and a number of other tenants had had no notification at all - in any form. The only reason that a few of the other tenants did know was because there was a verbal discussion at the AGM - the minutes of which were never taken/issued.

    My question is where do I stand in terms of paying for these arrears and are the MA demands legal?

    #2
    When you say backdated service charges is there any more information as to what they are?

    I suggest that you set aside any grumbles and at this stage just ask, "sorry Mr Agent, the amount of £x, what is it and how did it come about"

    There are various limitations on costs being recovered but until we know what they are it is only speculation.
    Based on the information posted, I offer my thoughts.Any action you then take is your liability. While commending individual effort, there is no substitute for a thorough review of documents and facts by paid for professional advisers.

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