10:03 AM, 27th March 2023, About 11 months ago 7
Hello, I live a in block of flats where the former freeholder (the company is now dissolved) overcharged the service charges: the percentages we paid added up to more than 100%.
The new landlords are fixing the problem but they bought the freehold in 2016. Are they responsible for the earlier overpayments?
Our Leases have the usual clause intending to bind future freeholders.
The managing agents, who have managed the block for more than 20 years, have an obligation under the lease to make the Service Charge payments ‘fair and reasonable’, would they be caught?
In a situation like this, does the Landlord and Tenant (Covenants) Act come into play?
Any caselaw references available on Bailii or the Tribunal’s site would be very welcome.
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