Leasehold notice

0 Thanks
3 Posts
14 years ago
I have an interesting problem that hopefully you may be able to advice on.
I purchased a one bedroom apartment in January 2009. I recently recieved an inpolite letter from the freeholder claiming he had not been notified of the purchase and therefore could not except ground rent, which has now become overdue. (without my knowledge.)until notice fees had been paid.
My solicitors had paid the management company the required fees, requested by them at the time. However they now claim that the landlord has removed their authority to collect notice and ground rent from them. We are now in the process of obtaining a refund from TMS. My question is this, at £500 the notice fees are high, but the landlord is now requesting nearly £600 for this service.
Have I any recourse to challenge these costs? it seems a blue print to make money to me.

Please Login

You must be logged in to participate in our forums, to continue please login below.

Not a member? From only £99 you can join in the discussion and get access to member's only resources and services.

As the home for landlords, the NRLA are here to help you save time, save money, and stay compliant. NRLA membership gives you access to a vast range of expertise, resources, and exclusive member benefits and savings, designed to help and empower members. We also play a pivotal role in campaigning and championing the interests of landlords.