Victor Saumarez

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 13th October 2016


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Victor Saumarez

8:35 AM, 18th October 2016, About 6 years ago

Service Charge Arrears from previous owner?

Gary, I have told them many times I was not the leaseholder at the time and believe their demand was within the 18 months. However, I have not threatened them with the FTT. My challenge is going to be motivating my solicitors to doing something. If it was their responsibility, I need to demonstrate to them that I know that.... Read More

Victor Saumarez

15:13 PM, 13th October 2016, About 6 years ago

Service Charge Arrears from previous owner?

Thanks guys. Useful comments.... Read More

Victor Saumarez

12:37 PM, 13th October 2016, About 6 years ago

Service Charge Arrears from previous owner?

Lou, your situation is similar but in reverse. I contacted my solicitors numerous times, but they either fobbed me off or didn't reply. I don't know if there is a way to compel them to respond appropriately? But I am going to try, even if I have to pay them.... Read More

Victor Saumarez

11:34 AM, 13th October 2016, About 6 years ago

Service Charge Arrears from previous owner?

David, I think you are right, Service charges fall to the property. I have just received legal advise to chase my solicitors regardless of the time that has passed.

Thank you everyone for very constructive and useful comments.... Read More

Victor Saumarez

7:41 AM, 13th October 2016, About 6 years ago

Service Charge Arrears from previous owner?

Reply to the comment left by "David Lovegrove" at "12/10/2016 - 22:12":

David, this was a full years service charge for the year prior to the deed of sale date. The charges are paid in advance and should have fallen to the previous owner. That is well established. However, they were in a mess. Service charges bumped 100% the following year due to mismanagement of costs. My experience with them has been unsettling. I have received several claims for arbitrary 'unpaid' service charges and ground rents that appear to have been administration errors. It is hard to trust and therefore comply when behaviour is erratic. My instincts told me to fight this one.... Read More