We act for freeholders, block management companies, right to manage companies and managing agents in recovering service charges and ground rent. We have specialist debt recovery solicitors who can help.
We will always seek to recover our costs from the lessee and on most undisputed claims we are successful in recovering, subject to the terms of the lease, our full costs without seeking payment from you.
If payment is not made following our initial letter of demand, we would normally issue County Court proceedings again, subject to the contents of the lease, we would normally include our costs in the proceedings and seek to recover those, in full, from the lessee.
Upon a judgment being obtained, we would then serve a Section 146 Notice upon the lessee and their lender. Again, we would seek to recover our costs in this respect from the lessee or lender.
Should the matter be defended, the Court may transfer proceedings to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (LVT). We specialise in dealing with such disputes.