We have been instructed on behalf of your landlord to claim from you the sum of £1,837.08, being ground rent and service charge arrears along with interest and legal fees in respect of the above property pursuant to the terms of your lease/transfer document.
The breakdown is as follows:-
Total arrears £1,700.00
Issue of Letter Before Action & associated costs £90.00 plus VAT
Office Copy Fee £3.00
It is important to appreciate that payment of your service charge is not only required pursuant to the terms of your lease/transfer document; failure to pay service charge results in a deficit in the service charge fund which only serves to increase the service charge payable in any given year. Clearly this is not in your interest nor the interest of your fellow residents and we urge you to pay the debt at your earliest possible opportunity. You may also be aware that you are in fact a shareholder in the RMC. In defaulting on your service charge you are failing in your duties as a shareholder.
If you have any queries with your service charge which is preventing you from paying, we are happy to discuss those queries with you free of charge. Please note however if you ask us to make further investigations for you after your initial phone call or written contact (for example obtaining a copy of your lease or service charge invoices or seeking instructions from your agent) further charges may become payable. Please see attached sheet.
If you fail to respond to this letter within the next 14 days, we have been instructed to issue court proceedings for recovery.
In such proceedings we shall seek, in addition to the principal sum already due, court fees, solicitors’ costs and interest from the time the sum became overdue to the date of payment.
It is important that you pay on time and directly to us to prevent further costs form accruing.
Should you make payment after 14 days from the date of this letter the above costs are likely to be payable by you despite your late payment.
If you make payment directly to our client, your payment may not be reported to us in time before further costs incur. You will be held responsible for any such costs.
Please note any solicitors’ costs accrued can be claimed through the service charges pursuant to the terms of your Lease. If those solicitors’ costs are claimed through the service charges, it is you and your fellow residents who will be paying the management company’s costs of this litigation.
Payment can be made by cheque payable to Brady Solicitors Limited or alternatively you can pay with a valid credit or debit card over the telephone by calling us on the number below.
We also accept payments by bank transfers and these can be made to the following account details:-
Sort Code: 40-51-62
BIC Address: HANDGB22
Address: Nottingham Branch, City Gate East, Tollhouse Hill, Nottingham, NG1 5FS
Please also note that once judgment is obtained against you, it is open to our client to forfeit the Lease, which would end your Lease and your ownership of the propertyand you may be evicted from your home.
Please address any further correspondence on this matter direct to ourselves at IMPERIAL BUILDING, VICTORIA STREET, NOTTINGHAM NG1 2EX quoting the reference above. If we have not heard from you within 14 days, we are instructed to commence proceedings without further notice to you.
Should you not deal with this letter the costs will increase and you will ultimately be responsible to pay them.
This is an important matter and we urge you to seek independent legal advice as soon as possible.