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    heard a tale of someone who owns a flat saying how service charges have gone up overnight from £1200/year to £2200/year.
    The reason why? Half the flats in the block have not been sold. So, the management company charges everyone else more to make up for it.

    Nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by contractor79 View Post
    heard a tale of someone who owns a flat saying how service charges have gone up overnight from £1200/year to £2200/year.
    The reason why? Half the flats in the block have not been sold. So, the management company charges everyone else more to make up for it.

    Nice.
    That's not right. The service charge is applied to whoever legally owns the flat. In this case, the developer. Therefore, the developer pays. If the developer is also the management co (or a subsidary of) thats another story, they can wangle the figures to their advantage. Is it specified on the bill that the person is paying for SC on other flats?

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    Nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
    Nonsense.

    How about quoting what you think is nonsense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mailman_1 View Post
    That's not right. The service charge is applied to whoever legally owns the flat. In this case, the developer. Therefore, the developer pays. If the developer is also the management co (or a subsidary of) thats another story, they can wangle the figures to their advantage. Is it specified on the bill that the person is paying for SC on other flats?
    sorry I don't know any more details
    either way, it's an unwelcome hammering for the flat owners
    I'm just sharing this so that others can be on guard if they're going to buy a new flat in a new build somewhere
    to put salt in the wound, the management co. are apparently useless, they struggle to keep the windows clean never mind anything else, and are in financial difficulty apparently.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mailman_1 View Post
    How about quoting what you think is nonsense.
    The top one. I agree with your reply.
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    Quote Originally Posted by contractor79 View Post
    sorry I don't know any more details
    either way, it's an unwelcome hammering for the flat owners
    I'm just sharing this so that others can be on guard if they're going to buy a new flat in a new build somewhere
    to put salt in the wound, the management co. are apparently useless, they struggle to keep the windows clean never mind anything else, and are in financial difficulty apparently.
    Pretty much standard for a management co then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
    The top one. I agree with your reply.
    Good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Xenophon View Post
    The top one. I agree with your reply.
    Don't shoot the messenger! Just reporting

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    Quote Originally Posted by contractor79 View Post
    Don't shoot the messenger! Just reporting
    Consider yourself not shot.

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