9:07 AM, 24th June 2014, About 8 years ago 13
When I recently sold my flat in London the freeholders solicitor produced the management pack with bills for ground rent, insurance and service charges after I paid the fee for this. Some charges had been paid over the 3 years of ownership but there was a discrepancy of £400 as some cheques had not been cashed. Laterly I had been paying into the freeholders solicitors client account.
Just before completion the freeholders solicitor double charged for the 2014 ground rent making an overpayment of £600. In order to complete the sale this was settled with pro-rata refund from the buyer for the 2014 payments made.
How do I go about getting back:-
1) the £200 double charged for the 2014 ground rent.
2) the £400 overpayment and
3) the estimated £900 paid for nothing to the freeholder (interim payment £200 p/a less fictitious payments) as nothing had been done by the freeholder during my ownership.
I believe the freeholders solicitor has made a mistake but he has been unhelpful and won’t look again at the figures.
Can I make a complaint to the regulatory body for the solicitor ?
Can I bring a claim in the land court ?
Any advice please?
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