No since purchasing the property I had never before been sent a bill or asked to pay service charges. I set up a direct debit for this year as my notification set out what the service charges were for however, I received a letter today to say I was in arrears so I rang to discuss which is when the council asked me if this was the first time I had paid service charges...
I am not sure why they are seeking charges from this year nor if there has been any changes in the running the property.
They did slightly mispell my name on the service charge notification but all other correspondence i.e. Council Tax have been spelt correct.