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    • Loro
    • By Loro 4th Jan 18, 11:19 AM
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    Service Charge for staircased shared ownership
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    • 4th Jan 18, 11:19 AM
    Service Charge for staircased shared ownership 4th Jan 18 at 11:19 AM
    Hi All,
    We staircased to 100% in our shared ownership house.So we now have a mortgage on the entire property and do not pay any rent.
    The property is now freehold. Since the property has gone through we have been advised by the housing association that service charge is still payable. This came as a surprise to us as we were never advised this. Our next door neighbours also now own their property 100% and they are not responsible for paying service charge (this does not include building insurance) it is for communal fee’s
    It is a small road with mixed social housing/shared ownership and a few that have staircased to 100% ownership. I would have no problem paying the service charge if we was advised prior to purchasing
    Any advice given would be much appreciated
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    • HampshireH
    • By HampshireH 6th Jan 18, 1:11 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 1:11 PM
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    • 6th Jan 18, 1:11 PM
    I would check all your paperwork and query why you do and the neighbours dont.

    However it's not unusual to have to contribute to estate management services.
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