Terms of Lease Not Followed – No surveyor’s Certificate Appropriately Served Rendering renders 6 years of service charge demands invalid

It is extremely important not to assume that a freeholder has the legal right to demand a particular service charge; you must check the lease first. In the case of a flat at Marina Heights, St Leonard’s on sea, 6 years of service charge demands were held invalid as the charges were not certified by a surveyor as required by the lease.

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