I have received a Notice on intention to commence legal proceedings lease I own dating back to 2012. Its a BTL property in Wigan and I live in London. I myself have never actually received any invoice, the tenants and estate agents never sent me any invoice ground rent. Now I am getting charged admin fees etc. Am I still liable these extra fee's when I never received a bill? I am also the one who made contact with the solicitor as soon as I was made aware of this.
Sorry just wanted to correct something - I don't own the lease I own the property and have missed the lease payments due to not ever receiving one.
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How much is being claimed please?
Ground rent is only £10
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Ok, have they sent you the covering letters to show when the demands were served?
no they have not.
Just checking this has not been closed yet?
No, its not closed.
Have you asked letters serving the demands? Do they say they have been sent?
I have not asked, they say they have been sent. So I should request them?
they tell me they sent he letters to the property - they must have known it was a BTL and the landlord was not actually living there
not sure that makes any difference
Ok I have just requested the proof. SLC solicitors has to ask the client proof.
or rather copy letters of the demands.
I was hoping they need to prove that I actually received these demands which I did not. My tenant must have just put them in the rubbish.
You should ask letters. They need to prove they served them.
In any event I can see you only owe the ground rent. You have been charged very high admin charges and legal costs.
If they did not serve them then they can't ask fees.
If it went to Court they would show that they were sent and received.
Even then the Court can assess their legal and admin fees.
They seem too much in any event.
Can I clarify anything about this today please?
Thank you Alex - can you please clarify how they would be served? Just an invoice or some kind of letter from a solicitor?
Invoice and letterhead
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Seems they are still pushing for full payment. Should I find a solicitor who will take this to court now?
Think you only offer this online service?