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It would be normal for your Solicitor to apportion the service charge up to the date of completion- ie he calculates how much the yearly service charge is/how much you have already paid and then works out how much credit you need to give to your Buyer or vice versa based on the fact that you are responsible for all service charge up to the date of completion and your Buyer is responsible for the service charge thereafter.
This is pretty bog standard stuff for your Solicitor to do.
I hope this assists but please let me know if you require any further clarification.
As regards ***** ***** works, it would be normal for the Seller to pay for any works which have been carried out before completion and for the buyer to be responsible for any works post completion. However, as regards ***** ***** major works, the Buyer may ask that the Seller contributes towards these costs, on the basis that for example, he wasn't aware that these charges would be made- whether the Seller agrees to make such a contribution comes down to the bargaining powers of the 2 parties.
I hope this helps.
Hi, the issue should really be whether the work has been completed by the date you complete the Sale-any works which have been carried out pre completion should be your responsibility and your Buyer responsible for any future works. At the end of the day, it's what can be agreed amicably between the parties, but you certainly shouldn't initially agree to pay any future major works. Kind Regards Al
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