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    • Montague90
    • By Montague90 7th Dec 17, 10:11 AM
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    Ground rent invoice
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:11 AM
    Ground rent invoice 7th Dec 17 at 10:11 AM
    Hello all

    I recently moved this month out of a flat block but I've received an invoice for 6 months between Jan-june 2018 for 150. Obviously me not living there anymore I thought I wouldn't have to pay for this but the management company is saying different, where do I stand?
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    • Lokolo
    • By Lokolo 7th Dec 17, 10:17 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:17 AM
    When you say you moved out - I assume you sold?

    Your solicitors should have updated the management company that you are no longer the owner of the property.

    This did happen with me, I just went back to the management company saying "The property was sold on X date and therefore I am not liable for ground rent of January 2018 - June 2018."
    • Montague90
    • By Montague90 7th Dec 17, 10:21 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:21 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:21 AM
    I haven't spoken to my solicitor about it but I will do, I'll also tell the management company what date I moved out and basically !!!!!! off. Many thanks!
    • Montague90
    • By Montague90 7th Dec 17, 10:21 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:21 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 10:21 AM
    And yes I did sell
    • G_M
    • By G_M 7th Dec 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 1:08 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 1:08 PM
    I haven't spoken to my solicitor about it but I will do, I'll also tell the management company what date I moved out and basically !!!!!! off. Many thanks!
    Originally posted by Montague90
    Why tell them to !!!! off?

    It's hardly their fault if you sold but didn't tell them, so of course they sent an invoice.

    Just politely apologise and rectify your oversight.
    • scriv
    • By scriv 7th Dec 17, 3:07 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:07 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:07 PM
    Surely the management company should have been notified by the new tenant via his/her solicitor at completion?
    • Thrugelmir
    • By Thrugelmir 7th Dec 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:28 PM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 3:28 PM
    Surely the management company should have been notified by the new tenant via his/her solicitor at completion?
    Originally posted by scriv
    The month is only a few working days old. Unlikely you were the only client completing that day. Doubt that this was high on the agenda either.
    Financial disasters happen when the last person who can remember what went wrong last time has left the building.
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