Hello, I am a solicitor with 20 years experience. I will try to help you with this. You can apply to transfer the case to the FTT. The court will have regard to the following: The FTT is an expert tribunal and thus better able to deal with the dispute, if there is a complex question of law then the court may be more appropriate, a transfer may involve delay which is to be avoided ( this is especially a problem if the court has mad directions), are there issues other than the service charge issue (if there are this will count against transfer).
You may well think it is sensible to instruct a solicitor to help you in this case. You can find one local to you using this link. http://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/