11:54 AM, 8th April 2013, About 9 years ago 7
I have recently purchased a one bed flat and have a professional couple renting it.
The property consists of 7 flats, we all own a share of the freehold and we self manage the property.
Shortly after purchasing the property I was sent the demand for my share of the service charge on the property, no problem with that and I paid it straight away, however it came with a demand for a supplement of £16.50 PCM on top of the normal service charge for rented flats.
I did not pay the supplement and I queried the “rental” charge supplement with the company secretary. I was informed that “renters” have no respect for the communal areas and cause more damage (there is one flight of stairs and a small garden area to walk through) so the management committee decided that flat’s rented should pay more service charge.
I am a professional landlord, I look after all my properties and make sure I only have professional tenants who I know will look after the property (my investment) as if it was there own.
I currently have put off paying the supplement charge as I do not agree with it and I have informed this to our company secretary.
I have spoken to the other landlord/owner of the flat next to mine and he has also refused to pay the supplement with the same reply as mine.
The company AGM is at the end of April and I see that one of the points is this supplement charge. There is no provision or clauses in the property lease that say this charge must be paid so I am wondering where I stand if I don’t pay it and can the management company force us to pay?
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