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Hi - 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?
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Thank you. Did you mean section 21?
The landlord are claiming legal fees for a hearing in relation to a withheld amount of service charges which I have now paid them. However I have now been advised that the summary of the service charge account for that period does not comply with SECTION 21. Can I argue that technically they cannot claim this legal fee from me because they took me to court for charges based on a summary that was unlawful?
Thanks a lot for very informative response you provided.
Could this also mean that any other legal fees in relation to other tenants in the block charged to our service charge account for different reasons such as non payment of their service charges or illegal sublets and so on could be refunded back if I argued that these legal fees were charged while the summary was not in compliance with S21 of LTA 1985?