We are often called upon to advise in relation to complex commercial and residential property management issues which arise on large estates.
It is imperative to the efficient management of a residential or commercial estate that the collection of service charges is administered robustly to preserve cash flow, without which there will be creditor and lessee pressure.
We have a dedicated team specialising in the recovery of service charges, who have knowledge of the internal procedures adopted by and have established lines of communication with the service charge teams in the major lenders in the country. This typically results in the swift recovery of service charge arrears where a property is subject to a mortgage.
We are also regularly instructed in connection with Applications to the First-tier Property Tribunal Service for a Determination that there is a breach of lease or as to the reasonableness of charges and/or services provided.