There is something else that you can do. If you get the title deeds of the properties from the land registry which will just cost you £3 each from this link https://eservices.landregistry.gov.uk/www/wps/portal/!ut/p/b1/04_SjzS0tDQwMTIxMjLXj9CPykssy0xPLMnMz0vMAfGjzOKNjSxMDA1NjDwsjM3MDTxN3dyNDUNMjQ1MjPWDU_P0c6McFQH3SLFU/ , you can find out who the mortgage lender is and you can write to the mortgage lender advising them exactly what’s happening because what’s happening is a breach of their mortgage conditions and hence, the lender will take action for you. If you didn’t want to be quite so forthright, you could tell the culprits that if they don’t stop doing this, you will be writing to their mortgage lenders and advising them that the properties are being sublet.
The housing association would only be allowed portion the service charge in different proportions if the lease says that it can. I have seen leases which allow the management company or freeholder to apportion the service charge in any proportions they think fit but those provisions in the league are extremely unusual.
A better route would be to stop it altogether it seems that could be done as I have outlined.
Can I clarify anything for you?
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The only thing with the housing association doing it is that you are then reliant on them actually pulling their finger out and doing it. They have always been aware that was an option so they didn’t need you to tell them. They just haven’t done it.
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