Service Charge Disputes for HAs

Repairs and maintenance are a necessary part of owning or managing residential property. At Housing and Property Law Partnership (HPLP), we offer individualised representation for housing associations, housing co-operatives and other social landlords in London and Southeast England involved in disputes over major works or repairs on their property.

Experienced, Effective Legal Support

The law requires that landlords formally consult tenants where major works amount to more than £250 per flat. Our solicitors advise registered providers on their rights and options for pursuing additional payment for necessary repairs or major works. Our legal advice includes:

  • Proper procedures for consultation
  • Interpretation and construction of leases
  • Enforcing your right to recover service charges

Our firm also has extensive experience defending clients against claims and counterclaims from leaseholders. As specialists in our field, we use our negotiating skills and thorough knowledge of landlords' rights under the Landlord and Tenant Act (1985), the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act (2002), and other statutes to obtain amicable solutions wherever possible. If no amicable settlement can be reached, we are never afraid to defend your right to enforce your rights before the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal (LVT).

In emergency situations where immediate repairs are required to ensure the safety of your tenants or building, we can help you obtain an exemption of notification through the LVT. By ensuring you follow all legal guidelines up front, we hope to prevent future liabilities and disputes regarding service charges and repairs.

Contact Our Firm

At HPLP, we offer boutique services at competitive prices for housing associations and other registered providers involved in various service charge disputes. Contact our office to discuss your unique situation with our dynamic London housing management solicitors.