3 new flats and garage demolished but no reduction in service charges!Make Text Bigger
I own a purpose built flat in a block of 8. The freeholder obtained planning permission to build a further 3 flats at the development. As our garage was to be demolished we appointed a PWA surveyor.
The surveyor was informed that all building works had been completed in April but the freeholder is claiming that completion has not been ‘signed off’ and is still charging service charges of 1/8th.
All three flats are on the market for sale with one shown a sold subject to contract. I suspect the freeholder is stalling in order to ensure all charges are paid by the present 8 flat owners and will not adjust the charges over the now 11 flats until the new flats are all sold.
Is he allowed to do this?
All responses will be much appreciated.
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