Alan McGowan

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Thursday 4th September 2014


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Alan McGowan

21:37 PM, 7th October 2016, About 5 years ago

Management Company Deficit Charge Letter - can this be legitimate?

Reply to the comment left by "Neal Craven" at "07/10/2016 - 20:45":

Thanks for the comments. Both good questions which I will pursue but it is going to take time. I have now talked to some neighbours and it seems the cause of these charges is a long running dispute between my landlord who also lives in one of the flats and the management company. The subject of the dispute has nothing to do with any of the other tenants - just them. And I am told he is a bit 'over the top' in general.

I am now getting concerned that I might get another bill from the landlord to pay for his costs too. This sounds even more unfair to me. It may be the case that they string this out forever while making all the rest of us pay their costs. I am not yet certain that is the case. But I am certainly more worried than I was before.... Read More

Alan McGowan

16:03 PM, 7th October 2016, About 5 years ago

Management Company Deficit Charge Letter - can this be legitimate?

Thank you for the quick reply even though it does not help me much. I do not know yet exactly what this charge relates to so I cannot say what I may have done.

Apparently the case is on-going and they may yet be found negligent. If that happens is spending substantial amounts defending themselves and passing the costs on to us reasonable? Was that action then not in their own interests not ours?

It also occurs to me that they have already said the purpose of the spending was to 'defend their position.' This seems to me at least a partial admission that the expenditure was at least to some degree in their own interest.

I intend to find out more details before I make a decision. But the amount being claimed when multiplied by the number of flats involved is a tidy sum - about £20,000. Surely there must be a limit to what they can reasonably charge us.... Read More