A recent case of an absentee buy-to-let leaseholder tested to the full the resourcefulness of Brady Solicitors’ service charge recovery team.

Our client, a medium sized property management firm in the Midlands, had been pursuing a buy-to-let leaseholder for several years’ worth of unpaid service charge demands. Having received no response to any of the service charge demands they had issued and with the arrears becoming a cashflow problem, they asked Bradys to help.

After several weeks of investigative work we were finally able to track down the absent leaseholder to their new home in The Caribbean. Following our communication with the leaseholder and their lender, the substantial service charge arrears– and our costs – have been recovered in full.

Our message?

All need not be lost if a leaseholder decides to move to sunnier climates! Managing agents should continue to do their best to maintain up to date leaseholder contact details but, should this fail, all is not lost. Brady Solicitors have a successful track record of ‘out of jurisdiction’ service charge recovery and would be pleased to help you. Please contact us to find out more.