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All demands for service charges must be in writing and must contain the landlord's name and address. The service charge is not payable until this information is given.
The landlord must issue the demand within 18 months of his incurring the cost. If the demand is provided later than this, the landlord cannot recover the costs at all.
As for the ground rent the Landlord has 6 years to make this claim, so can go back to November 2008 but nothing older than that.
As you pay the service charge you have a right to:
It’s a criminal offence if your landlord won’t provide you with this information.
If you disagree with the charge or rent then you can take it to the Tribunal
For more information on that please see:
It is not unreasonable to demand payment within 28 days normally but given it is so long I would expect it payable within 2 months.
As for disputing charges etc, please see above
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
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Thanks very much for your timely answer.
Can you just clarify or elaborate on your point: The landlord must issue the demand within 18 months of his incurring the cost. If the demand is provided later than this, the landlord cannot recover the costs at all.
How would i verify / convey this to my landlord?
You would just write back and say thanks for the demand, it is out of time.
They should be provided every 12 months but no later than 18 months from the time the 'charge' was incurred
That is all you put - it is then for the Landlord to show it was in time
Does that help?