Service charge & ground rent arrears


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Setfords offeres a tailored collections service for recovery of your service charge and ground rent arrears which includes demand letters and county court proceedings through to enforcement of your judgment and issuing section 146 notices.

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Service charge & ground rent arrears

  1. 1. Setfords Legal GuidesFor businessesService Charge & Ground Rent ArrearsT: 0845 450
  2. 2. Setfords Legal Guides Service Charge & Ground Rent ArrearsWe can offer a tailored collections service for recovery of your service charge and ground rent arrearswhich includes demand letters and county court proceedings through to enforcement of your judgmentand issuing section 146 notices.“No collect – no fee”Leases generally have a provision for the For any disputed matters our experienced teamleaseholder (tenant) to pay any legal and will be able to advise you on the appropriateprofessional costs incurred by the freeholder action and costs involved to allow you to make ain recovery of service charge and ground rent clear decision on how you want to proceed.arrears. As such, in most cases, your legal costs Our fees are outlined below:will be recoverable directly from the leaseholder.Type of work Our charge DisbursementsLetter before action £65 -Letter to mortgagee £55 Obtaining Official Copy Entries - £4Issue Court Proceedings £400 Obtaining Copy Lease - £20 Court Fee – variable dependent on debt valueSection 146 Notice £150 -Disputed/Defended Actions Hourly rate -We aim to recover these fees from the Our debt recovery team also has close links withleaseholder. It is, therefore, important that after process servers, enquiry agents and lawyersour instruction all payments are made through in other jurisdictions who are able to provideSetfords to ensure collection of our costs. We will services which include tracing your missingaccount to you for these costs if we are unable to debtor, serving court papers and issuing yourrecover them from the lessee after payment of claim against debtors outside of England andthe arrears. Wales. T: 0845 450 6135
  3. 3. Setfords Legal GuidesInstructing usAt the outset of your instruction, in matters where there is no known dispute, the only informationthat we require from you are the debtor’s name, correspondence address, property address, telephonenumber, fax number and the amount due (statement of account) together with a brief description ofhow the debt was incurred, i.e. service charges for period 01 January 2012 – 01 June 2012.Contact UsFor more information on Service Charge Arrears please contact: Ann Laylo T: 01483 408 780 E: T: 0845 450 6135
  4. 4. Setfords Solicitors is a full servicenational law firm providing first classlegal services to both businesses andindividuals through a network ofexperienced lawyers.Our services for businesses coverall aspect of business law, fromcommercial property, generalcorporate/commercial, litigation,employment, IP, corporate finance,funds and equity funds.The content in this brochure is forinformation purposes only and doesnot constitute legal advice. Fordetailed legal advice please contactus and we will be happy to assist. Noliability can be accepted in relationto any reliance on the content of thisguide. Copyright in this publicationbelongs to Setfords Solicitors.Extracts may not be copied withoutour express permission.Setfords Solicitors is a trading nameof Meaby and Co Solicitors LLP. Ourregistered number is OC322672.Our registered office address is 2Camberwell Church St CamberwellGreen London SE5 8QY.We are authorised and regulated bythe Solicitors Regulation AuthoritySRA number 447880 Services for businesses Purchase or sale of business Partnership Agreements Debt Recovery T & C of trading Security Documentation Commercial Contracts Exit Strategy Data Protection Distribution Agreements Franchise Agreements E-Commerce IP Protection Corporate Finance Commercial Property Dilapidation costs Rent Reviews Employee Issues Employee Handbook Health & Safety Credit Risk & Control Business Structure & Partner/Director/Share- Purchase or sale of Joint Venture Agreements Constitution holder Disputes assets or shares T: 0845 450 6135