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Dear [landlord’s name]
Re. [Insert address of leasehold flat/house]
I have received the demand dated [insert date] in the amount of £[insert amount demanded in the service charge].
My cheque in payment is enclosed and it is made strictly on the following basis:
- This is a payment under protest
- The service charges are not agreed or admitted
- The said payment should not be regarded as such an admission or agreement
- The right is reserved to challenge these charges at a court or tribunal.
I attach a schedule setting out my objections to the service charge costs being demanded and the reasons why.
I look forward to hearing from you.
|Service charge Item (these are some possible examples)
|Cost per flat
|Roof repair/replacement (give year)
|E.g. The roof did not need replacing and patch repairs would have been enough. The standard of work was poor.
|Windows repair/replacement (give year)
|E.g. I have looked at the lease and cannot see that I am required to pay for this through the service charges.
|Balconies repair (give year)
|Repair of guttering and downwater pipes (give year)
|External decoration (give year)
|Building Insurance (give year)
|Routine cleaning (give year)
|Management fee (give year)
|Entry phone (give year)
|Aerial (give year)
|Routine Repairs (give year)
|Health and Safety Report (give year)
|Health and Safety Remedial Work (give year)
|Fire Risk Assessment Report (give year)
|Fire Risk Remedial Work (give year)
|Asbestos Report (give year)
|Asbestos Remedial Work (give year)
|Management fees (give year)
|Tree work (give year)
|Car park repair/maintenance (give year)
|Surveyor’s fees (give year)
|Accountant’s fees (give year)
|Legal fees (give year)