0:02 AM, 27th June 2023, About 5 months ago 8
Hello, I would appreciate some advice on the process of going to a first-tier tribunal and how to keep costs down as I am already trying to sell the flat to a cash buyer company at a loss. I would really rather not, but due to the lack of management company and cooperation from the freeholders the local estate agents and auctions won’t list my flat.
Despite attempts by myself and a conveyancer the freeholder of my 990-year lease flat will not fill out the forms requested. The flat is in a small block of seven and the freeholders are siblings. Throughout the 14 years I have owned the flat they have not employed a management company and now decided to do some work on the block.
They have given me bank details and asked for payment/service charges without any schedule of work or evidence of my portion of charges are 1/7 of the total building charges. I agreed to contribute when all the evidence is legally documented and provided to me. I am concerned that I will sink more money into a flat that has now become an unsellable flat because the freeholders won’t complete the LPE1 forms. They don’t want to buy my flat in fact they are trying to sell their flats.
I am going to lose the buyer and the conveyancer has suggested I now find a litigation lawyer as they have a thick file of over 6 months of demanding letters and there is nothing further they can do.
In order to try a save some money I have drafted a letter stating that if they do not provide the information within 14 days. I will be taking them to the tribunal.
Now I need help with the next steps, please.