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    • greg2424
    • By greg2424 14th Sep 17, 11:05 PM
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    Countrywide Estate Management - Rip off merchants!!
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    • 14th Sep 17, 11:05 PM
    Countrywide Estate Management - Rip off merchants!! 14th Sep 17 at 11:05 PM
    Hi there,

    I hope this is the right place for this thread. I am furious with our Managing Agents Countrywide. We purchased a new build property in 2013 and have been paying in the region of £70 every 6 months. However, the latest bill has arrived asking for £196!! Is there nothing that can be done about a rise of 250% on Managing Agent fees.

    Looking through every single schedule of their charges over the past 2 years, not one part of their maintenance has been carried out anywhere near our house, how can these costs be proportionate ? A neighbour said that he rang them up and was told that the budget needed to be increased, but how can it be our fault that they can't manage a budget?

    Anyway, trying to remove the emotions from my post, does anyone know whether there is anything I can do, anyone I can write to about this? Or am I stuck with it until the council adopt the development in a few years?

    Any help would be much appreciated! Sorry for the
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    • csgohan4
    • By csgohan4 15th Sep 17, 6:48 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 6:48 AM
    is this a service charge or are you renting the property out?
    "It is prudent when shopping for something important, not to limit yourself to Pound land"
    • greg2424
    • By greg2424 15th Sep 17, 7:59 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:59 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 7:59 AM
    is this a service charge or are you renting the property out?
    Originally posted by csgohan4
    Hello, this is a Service Charge on a housing development I own. I am also living in the property. Thanks!
    • BBH123
    • By BBH123 15th Sep 17, 8:01 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:01 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 8:01 AM
    National Leasehold Campaign group on Facebook

    Join this group, they are instrumental in effecting and lobbying for change with Leasehold / Freehold / managing agents etc etc and have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

    Policitians are startiung to sit up and take notice of this issue and the more people that lobby for change the better.
    • ciderboy2009
    • By ciderboy2009 15th Sep 17, 9:50 AM
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    • 15th Sep 17, 9:50 AM
    Or am I stuck with it until the council adopt the development in a few years?
    Originally posted by greg2424
    Have the council confirmed that they're going to adopt?

    They rarely do nowadays.
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