Court rejects legal fees in service charge
Andy Stern in the Property Owners Directory points out that the Lands Chamber of the Upper Tribunal has ruled against a freehold owner that claimed legal fees in its bid to recover unpaid service charges. The London Rent Assessment Committee had initially determined that a lessee of Castelnau Mansions in southwest London should pay £11,258.02 in unpaid service charges for his flat. An amount of £4,663 for legal fees was included as an item in the service charge accounts.
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