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I have received a Notice on intention to commence legal

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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.

Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Alex Watts :

my name is ***** ***** I will help you with this.

Alex Watts :

How much is being claimed please?

JACUSTOMER-uln1plf9- :

Ground rent is only £10

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JACUSTOMER-uln1plf9- :

I just sent you an image, I have a meeting so will be back in 1 hr. Many thanks. Let me know if you need anything else.

Alex Watts :

Ok, have they sent you the covering letters to show when the demands were served?

JACUSTOMER-uln1plf9- :

no they have not.

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Customer:

Just checking this has not been closed yet?

Alex Watts :

No, its not closed.

Alex Watts :

Have you asked letters serving the demands? Do they say they have been sent?

Customer:

I have not asked, they say they have been sent. So I should request them?

Customer:

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

Customer:

not sure that makes any difference

Customer:

Ok I have just requested the proof. SLC solicitors has to ask the client proof.

Customer:

or rather copy letters of the demands.

Customer:

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.

Alex Watts :

You should ask letters. They need to prove they served them.

Alex Watts :

In any event I can see you only owe the ground rent. You have been charged very high admin charges and legal costs.

Alex Watts :

If they did not serve them then they can't ask fees.

Alex Watts :

If it went to Court they would show that they were sent and received.

Alex Watts :

Even then the Court can assess their legal and admin fees.

Alex Watts :

They seem too much in any event.

Alex Watts :

Can I clarify anything about this today please?

Customer:

Thank you Alex - can you please clarify how they would be served? Just an invoice or some kind of letter from a solicitor?

Alex Watts :

Invoice and letterhead

Alex Watts :

Does that help?

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Customer: replied 2 years ago.


Hi Alex,


 


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?