Collection and Arrears

How should service charges be requested?

In this article, we take a brief look at the different types of information and notices which a flat owner with a residential... more »

A new Pre-action Protocol for Debt Claims.

Is it a Lessee’s charter to avoid payment of service charges asks Karen Bright, Partner at Bishop & Sewell. The Pre-action... more »

What to do if a leaseholder does not pay their service charges

The leaseholder is required by the terms of their lease to pay the service charges and ground rent as determined by their lease in... more »

One For Leaseholders To Watch: Recoverability of Service Charge

The First Tier Tribunal Property Chamber decision in Gary Tonner and others v London Borough of Waltham Forest (LON/ooBH/LSC/2016/0134) arose... more »

What to do about service charge arrears

The Credit Crunch, Credit Control and Zero Tolerance In these days when ‘the credit crunch’ is a well used expression,... more »

How to recover outstanding service charges

The leaseholder is required by the terms of their lease to pay the service charges and ground rent as determined by their lease in... more »

Does Your Block Have Problems Collecting Payments From Residents?

Louisa Benbow offers some advice on the best way to effectively manage your service charges The need to keep common areas of residential... more »

Enforcing service charge payments

Effective management of service charge arrears is essential for all Resident Management Companies (RMCs) and, by extension, the leaseholders... more »

In dispute with your landlord over service charges

So you’re in dispute with your landlord over your service charge. Now what do you do? Elaine Dobson and Helen Matthews talk... more »

Challenging your Articles of Association to tackle non payment of service charges

Who are the real rogues? Changing your Articles of Association to tackle non-payment of service charges could be a dangerous tactic,... more »

Service charge arrears but no mortgage  now what?

Mortgage lenders can be used to recover monies owing but this is not always an option. Forfeiture is one solution says Richard... more »

How do you recover debts from someone living outside the UK?

How do you recover debts from someone living outside the UK? Andrew McBirnie offers an insight into a tricky leasehold issue. Being... more »

 Ground Rent in Freehold and Resident Management Companies

The topic of collecting Ground Rent in Freehold and Resident Management Companies is complex, sparking hot debate in the world of Block... more »