10:06 AM, 7th December 2021, About a month ago 12
I own a flat in a block of 20 flats, where the leaseholders jointly manage the flats under a management company. All the leaseholders are directors in the management company.
One of the leaseholders is suing this management company (for disrepair and consequent loss of rent) and though we have made an offer to address the repair issues by raising more funds in the near future (roughly £150k), we might still be sued for loss of rent (£60k). The management company have £50k in our service charge account at the moment. Service charges are kept in a trust account, and ours has been as well.
If we lose this case as we don’t have funds to defend ourselves, will that mean we will lose £50k that’s there?
It sounds very unfair to me, but not sure what the law says about this?
How are service charge funds treated under insolvency laws if the management company goes insolvent because it’s unable to defend itself in a legal case?
Only the company is being sued, not individual directors. We have directors liability insurance, but nothing more, unfortunately. The cost of repairs will be so high (something we have to do anyway for all of us), that we will not have any additional funds to defend ourselves.
Does anyone have similar experience or knowledge of the laws on this matter?
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