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Thank you for the concise narrative. How may I assist in relation to the above?
I'm following up on the above. Without some further information from you as above, I am limited in what I can say on the matter but in the hope it is helpful nonetheless, I will provide you with the following broad answer. If you are able to kindly provide me with the above further information or if you have any further questions generally, I will be delighted to expand on the following - please just reply back to me in this case:
Notwithstanding the above, in general terms if the landlord has failed to comply with the section 20 consultation requirements, then they may be limited to a maximum of £250 a claim against each individual leaseholder of what you describe, I do not think that they have necessarily failed to satisfy the procedure but rather that you have concerns or disputes in relation to certain elements of that procedure
You are able to bring an application to the first tier property tribunal to dispute the reasonableness of any sums they seek to charge as service charge. This can principally either be on the grounds that the charges are disproportionate to the market cost or that they do not constitute a matter which is recoverable under the terms of the lease - for example, you refer to some of the works potentially constituting improvements as opposed to maintenance. generally, maintenance is provided for under the terms of the lease where as improvement at least, in and of itself is not
I hope the above is of some assistance but if you have any further questions, please revert to me