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The residents' committee in the leasehold block of flats

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The residents' committee in the leasehold block of flats where I live take themselves (and partners) off for an annual evening out using money from the service charge fund amounting to approx. £900. Their excuse is that, as they look after the maintenance of the building etc., on a voluntary basis, they are entitled to do this. Is this legal?

Hi there

Thanks for your question.

Your lease will set out services and costs/expenses which the service charge will cover.

I have never seen a provision in a residential or commercial allowing service charge funds to be used in the way you describe in you question.

Do you have any further questions or queries relating to this?

Kind regards

The service charge should not be used for that purpose.

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