Me and my husband bought the current house 2011 August from previous owner. we kept all letter sent from the previous owner to the service company which try to ask why the service charge jumped 500%.
I am not familiar with the wording of the rent charge - I tried to find one by one by googling. example, Audit fee, company admin, D&O cover etc. they seems all to do with land-road and tenants, but I am not sure. if you need I can send you the copy of service invoice now.
Thank you for the answer, that is very interesting. I have the registry document referring about the communal area's fee at home, which I don't have here (at work) so I will check it this evening and will ask you some more questions hope it is OK.
Hi, I reviewed land registry. in the clause about "the contribution" says that
" such percentage of the proportion of the costs charges expenses ... as shall be set by seller from time to time in its absolute discretion provided the seller shall act reasonably....."
my question is, to contribute the expense of main building (not common area's) such as below are "reasonable"?
yes off course. it says:
1.3 " the contribution" such percentage of the proportion of the costs charges expenses(and Vakue Added Tax where applicable) and managing agents fees incurred by the seller in carring out its obligations pursuant to schedule 5* as shall be set by the be set by seller from time to time in its absolute discretion provided the seller shall act reasonably"
*Schedule 5 (The seller's Covenants)
1. the common PartsSubjext to receipt of the contribution from cach of the owners and occupiers from time to time off the dwellings comprised in the Estate**
1.1 to keep in good and substantial repair and condition the common parts and the Estate and maintain the same
1.2 to use its best endevours to keep the Common Parts and the Estate adequarely lit clean clear of litter and unobstructed
1.3 To maintain the Landscaped Areas in a neat and tidy condition free from weeds and litter
Subject as aforesaid the Seller will take all responable steps to enforce the observance and performance by the owners and occupires from time to time of the dwellings comprised in the Estate of the covenants and conditions in the Transfers and Leases of the other said dwellings which fall to be observed and performed by the Transferee of Lease thereof.
** "the Estate"
The land knows as Grange Yard |London SE1 in the London Borough of Southwark comprising part of the land registered at HM Land registry under Title Number SGL311571
(Our house 5 Grange Yard, is registered in the different No(TGL....))
1.2 "The Common Parts"means the Access Road the Landscaped Areas and all other parts of the Estate not included or intended to be included by the seller in any Lease or Transfer granted or to be granged by the seller
1.4 " The Estate"The land knows as Grange Yard |London SE1 in the London Borough of Southwark comprising part of the land registered at HM Land registry under Title Number SGL311571
1.5 " The Landscaped Areas"All landcaped areas within the Estate
yes, SGL311571 the main building for the leaseholders and communal area. our freeholders houses has different title TGL...
we purchased the house 2011 August. and yes we used a solicitor.
I getting understand the way they act.
But is it still considered as "reasonable" charge even is the cost increased 500-800% from the original contribution?