Service Charges: Getting What Is Due

Speakers: Rebecca Kelly (Flat Living), Ben Foley & Faruq Kasu

As any Property Manager and RMC/RTM Director knows when it comes to managing a property effectively ‘cash is king’. Having to chase Lessees who don’t pay their share of the Service Charge often leads to bad feelings and even worse causes extra costs to be incurred that have to be paid to Lawyers!

The majority of Service Charge and Ground Rent Recovery cases are brought in the County Court for less than £10k and these cases are allocated to the Small Claims track, where special cost rules apply.

In this webinar two of our subject matter expert lawyers from Brethertons Solicitors will explain, in detail, some of the law relating to Service Charges and the process that is used to recover them. Plus how to encourage early settlement, avoid repeat offending and the techniques deployed to avoid protracted litigation.

This webinar will cover:

  1. Understanding Service Charge Provisions in Residential Leases
  2. Statutory Controls & Limitations
  3. Demands
  4. Consultation
  5. S.20B
  6. Reasonableness
  7. Enforcement
  8. Challenging payability
  9. County Court Process/FTT Jurisdiction
  10. Recovering legal costs 
  11. Forfeiture

To book a place on this webinar, please complete the booking form.

If you are unable to attend the live webinar, please continue to register to receive a copy of the recording.