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I will have to contact my conveyancing solicitor to find out if a warranty was provided, I doubt it, based on their current performance! Would the fact that the management company did not provide "A demand for the payment of a service charge must be accompanied by a summary of the rights and obligations of tenants of dwellings in relation to service charges" or a break down of what the amount was for at the time of invoicing us for the outstanding amount be sufficient grounds for not paying the amount due. We also have the added complication that we are now being charge admin fees and legal fees on top of the original amount
Completion was 21/08/2014. Retrospective service charge bill received 25/03/2015 with no explanation of what it covered other than "assign service charge year end adjustment b/f" for period 01/09/2013 to 31/08/2014.
The demand was not made to the previous owner and his solicitor did not retain any funds for any outstanding amounts.
Looking at the management Companies annual statement, sent to the seller and supplied to both sellers and my solicitor it clearly indicates an annual adjustment at the end of each year so I would have expected both seller and the solicitors to have picked this up.