Freeholder/Leaseholder dispute
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Alexan
Alexan
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1 month ago
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I own a leasehold flat, which I let out. The freeholder's managing company appointed a roofer to do a repair; the roof was badly done.  Their invoice was vague and unclear.  I requested an itemised bill but they never provided it.  They managed the situation badly, instead of answering my query they insisted on bullying me into paying.  I offered to negotiate and pay for what had been done and what the job was worth without being overcharged. They did not respond for 5 months but recently I received a court order to pay the claimant (my freeholder).  Judgment was made stating that I have not replied to the form, even though I was totally unaware of it.  Is it worth applying for the judgment set aside?  Should I request a freeholder proof of any postage of any correspondence sent to me (letter before action and/or the claim form)?

I feel it is very unfair that the freeholder and their managing company can be so arogant to the leaseholders.  Is it worth a fight or should I just swallow it and pay?  

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