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I have a lease parking space in London, which I have

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I have a lease for a parking space in London, which I have had for 15 years. The freeholders invoice twice a year for the ground rent that is due under the terms of the lease. It has just come to light that they have been invoicing an incorrect amount for the last 15 years and now wish to claim the arrears. I have checked the lease and the amounts on the lease that are due are different to those that have been paid, but as the amounts are as a direct result of their invoices, can they now claim the difference after all this time.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
They can claim the last 6 years under the limitation act 1980 but nothing more.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Even though the lease clearly states the correct amount - the fact that they have not requested it, means they can only claim back for 6 years? Is this correct?
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Yes. They are limitled under the Act.
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you and there is no further area of the law that gives them responsibility for having invoiced the correct amount in the first place
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
No. The limitation act is clear.
Alex
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you for your help
Kim
Expert:  Ash replied 1 year ago.
Happy to help.
Alex
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