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I am not happy with the maintenance and in dispute with the managing agent and the landlord. Can I withold payment of service charges?

There are only limited circumstances where you can withhold payment of your service charges without breaching the terms of your lease.

These are;

However, if the landlord then corrects the demands and attaches the summary of rights and obligations to these,  you may be required to pay and your right to legally withhold the charges may be lost.

If you are in dispute with the managing agent or the landlord regarding your service charges, you may want to try and resolve the dispute with them first before taking legal action.


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