In a case this week at the First-tier Tribunal (Property Chamber), Brady Solicitors’ MD Clare Brady delivered a powerful result for an RTM client that had been facing tens of thousands of service charge arrears.
The Right to Manage company was dealing with one particularly difficult leaseholder who had applied considerable time and energy into challenging almost every item of expenditure on his service charge statement, from pest control to light bulbs.
The longstanding arrears were running well into five figures and the non-payment was starting to have an effect on the smooth running of the block.
Clare’s strong advocacy combined with the excellent and thorough preparation by the Brady Solicitors FTT team ensured that many challenges were abandoned or withdrawn at hearing, with the Tribunal finding in favour of the RTM company on all remaining major items.
The RTM company can now recover the service charge arrears and get back to managing the block.
Keep good records of your suppliers and record how you have selected them – ensure you get competitive quotes whenever possible. This will help with challenges of reasonableness.
And, whilst we can’t promise you that you won’t ever encounter a tricky leaseholder, we can guarantee that Bradys will provide you with the very best in FTT expertise, giving you the confidence to tackle any challenges head on.
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