Do you own a lease of a house or flat?
Service charges under a lease often include major expenses, such as for repairs to the structure, in addition to the costs of more conventional services, such as the cleaning and lighting of common parts. Sometimes landlords manage blocks well. However, leaseholders sometimes want to challenge demands made for services. There are laws which protect leaseholders from unreasonable demands. Service charge disputes are often the trigger for leaseholders to organise themselves to buy their freehold.
The Leasehold Advisory Group guides you through the jungle of leasehold laws and regulations which separate you from your freehold.