Table of Contents
- 1 How far back can service charges be claimed?
- 2 How do you challenge a service charge increase?
- 3 Do you have to pay a service charge to your landlord?
- 4 Can a landlord refuse to reimburse you for a repair?
- 5 Can a landlord levy a service charge on a leaseholder?
- 6 What should I do if my Landlord is not paying my rent?
How far back can service charges be claimed?
Claims for service charges, ground rents and administration charges are subject to statutory limitation periods. These are: For service charges recoverable as rent AND ground rent the limitation period for a claim being issued at court is six years from the date the sums are properly due under the terms of the lease.
How do you challenge a service charge increase?
How to Dispute a Service Charge
- Step 1: Write to Your Landlord. Put something in writing to your landlord.
- Step 2: Make a Formal Complaint. If you don’t receive a satisfactory reply from your landlord, you should write again as a formal complaint.
- Step 3: Apply to a First Tier Tribunal.
Do you have to pay a service charge to your landlord?
Demands for service charges which you must pay to your landlord must be in writing and must contain your landlord’s name and address. If your landlord’s name and address are not on the demand, you do not have to pay the service charge until you are given this information.
Can a landlord refuse to reimburse you for a repair?
Landlord Has Not Reimbursed You for a Repair: If a landlord refused to perform a repair that affected health and safety, or refused to perform it in a reasonable amount of time, and you personally paid someone else to perform the repair, you can sue your landlord to recover the money you paid out of your own pocket, as well as for possible damages.
Can a landlord levy a service charge on a leaseholder?
It is important to understand that the landlord’s power to levy a service charge and a leaseholder’s obligation to pay it are governed by the provisions of the lease. The lease is a contract between the leaseholder and the landlord and there is no obligation to pay anything other than what is provided for in the lease.
What should I do if my Landlord is not paying my rent?
Rent levels agreed in the tenancy agreement remain legally due and tenants should discuss with their landlord if they are in difficulty. An early conversation between landlord and tenant can help both parties to agree a plan if tenants are struggling to pay their rent.