Are you paying over the odds for service charges?

Last week’s story about a group of leaseholders in Chiswick whose landlords were ordered by the London Residential Property, First Tier Tribunal to pay them back £48,000 in unreasonable service charges has inspired other leaseholders in Chiswick to get in touch.

Tara Doyle, who represented the leaseholders at the tribunal, is keen to help other in a similar situation, as she now has a certain amount of knowledge about the legal process and is happy to pass it on. Several people have got in touch with us through our email address: and we have passed these emails on to her.

Time perhaps for a Chiswick leaseholders’ association to share the pain?

You can read about the Old Timber Court residents’ case on The Chiswick Calendar website. The judge described Seloc Asset Management’s approach as ‘casual’ and ‘chaotic’ and praised the residents for ‘sticking to their guns’. The management company has said it will not appeal the decision.