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Please can you refer to the document attached of my lease

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Hi,Please can you refer to the document attached of my lease for my flat (I have attached just the 2 relevant pages of front page and rent section for your convenience) and confirm if the Ground Rent payable per annum should be £150.The lease was issued in 1994 for 99 years.Thank you.

Nothing attached.......

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
File attached (5VTPL3S)
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry, it is

£150 per year for year 1-33 from 1994.

£300 per year for year 34-66

£450 per year thereafter.

Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** in this case my management company have been over charging?I have attached a request for payment from December 2017 for £275. Is this therefore not in accordance with the terms of the lease?They charged the same in 2016In December 2019 they charged £550.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The reason I wanted to check this is because the history of the Ground Rent invoices they charged is a lot higher. From current dating back to Dec 2016:25/12/19 - 24/12/20 = £550
01/06/19 – 24/12/19 = £311.92
25/12/18 – 31/05/19 = £119.04
25/12/17 – 24/12/18 = £275
25/12/16 – 24/12/17 = £275Looking at the lease and Ground Rent terms that state £150 for the first 33 years, can I go back to the management company and contest the charges?

You can.

The lease is the lease. They can not go behind it.

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you, ***** ***** a particular legal clause or any specific term I need to state when contesting this?

No, its just a matter of contract.

They are bound by the lease.

Does that clarify?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you. Do you need to see the full lease or are you happy with just that paragraph?

That paragraph

Does that clarify?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok thank you.