Hi cmd2008, Thank you for your response
Can I also ask:
1- If the summary of the accounts that the landlord provided does not comply with Section 21 of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985, can they demand charges based on that summary?
2- I withheld an small amount of service charges to get answers and Landlord issued a summons against me. I paid the service charge at the time of the summons and made a counter claim. without getting to too much detail, landlord have claimed huge legal fees and I was ordered to pay as I was ill on the day and could not attend the hearing.
However now that I have had a chance to inspect the supporting documents and invoices to the summary of the account, I have noticed that all the legal fees they are claiming from me has already been charged to the block's service charge account and their lawyers have already been paid as with all other individual lessees that their legal fees has been charged to our service charge account. My question is can they do this? isn't this abuse of legal process? when they have already been paid, claim this payment from me without mentioning anything to the judge?
3- If they can claim it again, can they claim it anyway while the summary does not comply with Section 21, while the amount I had withheld which resulted to this legal fee was based on the summary?
Please let me know if you would like me to post these questions as new questions? if you come on line I can post them to you and delete this one.