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Remus2004, Barrister
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Hi there, Having worked in property rental in the past I

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Hi there,

Having worked in property rental in the past I can think of no instance where a tenant renting a flat in a block was responsible for maintainance charges for the upkeep of communal hallways, car parks etc .. My understanding was that this was the responsibility of the owner / landlord .. The only exception was if water rates were included in the charges and the tenant sometimes would pay a percentage for water use ... I would appreciate some advice . My son is due to vacate a property at the end of January and I have only become aware that he has paid the total maintainance charge on his flat
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Property Law
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.
Thank you for your question. My name is Jo and I will try to help with this.

What does the tenancy agreement say in relation to maintenance charges please?
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.

Are you able to respond?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
The situation has now been resolved
Expert:  Remus2004 replied 4 years ago.
No problem.

Glad it worked out.