Ongoing tenancy fee for renewal by management company

by Readers Question

18:56 PM, 6th April 2017
About 4 years ago

Ongoing tenancy fee for renewal by management company

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Ongoing tenancy fee for renewal by management company

I rent out two flats in Reading. In one case the freeholder’s agent (Simarc – mentioned elsewhere in your forums) asked me to register my tenant.

I duly did and paid the requested fee. I have now received a further charge for tenancy renewal despite the fact that my tenant is staying on and has a new one year lease.

They claim that the lease allows them to levy an administration charge for every tenancy registration, regardless of whether it is new or on-going. I asked them to let me have the relevant pages in the lease.

They have referred me to a page in the lease which is total legalese and, I suspect, open to interpretation.

Can I refuse to pay as the repeat fee seems an unreasonable demand as well as the amount at over £100 a time?

Ashley


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Adrian

17:15 PM, 8th August 2019
About A year ago

Reply to the comment left by Charles de Lastic at 07/04/2017 - 13:14
Hello,
I am having a similar challenge with Simarc, is there anyway you can help? My issue is that the law seems to limit administration fees but they say it is a registration fee and amazingly the tribunals seem to have agreed with this determination.
Thanks
Adrian

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