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Open Meeting: Challenging Service Charge Abuse: The Courts and Other Approaches

Open Meeting: 6.30pm, Wednesday 15th February


Financial exploitation of tenants and residents by landlords failing to ensure service charges are accurate is a common occurrence, but getting justice through the courts – First Tier Tribunal – is fraught with problems. The law restricts the kinds of cases that can be brought, and people often fear high costs or reprisals. This meeting will hear from people who have used this process successfully, and also reviews other ways to challenge inaccuracies when the landlord’s complaints system fails.

Our speaker Michael Savell will discuss going to court, followed by Georgina Hollis & Amar Chauhan (FindOthers) on how we might approach group legal action. Finally Suzanne Muna (SHAC Secretary) will discuss withholding payment and other approaches. The speakers will be followed by an open discussion.

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SHAC@Clarion6.30pmTues 10th Jan
All Member Meeting
Challenging Service Charges
6.30pmWeds 15th Feb
Disability Visibility 6.30pmTues 24th Jan
SHAC@Hyde6.30pmWeds 25th Jan
Report Back
6.30pmFri 27th Jan
SHAC@L&Q6.30pmMon 13th Feb
All Member Meeting
Freeze Rents & Service Charges
6.30pmWeds 16th Mar
SHAC@Hexagon7pmThurs 16th Feb
SHAC@MTVH6.30pmMon 20th Feb
SHAC@OHG/RHG6.30pmThurs 23rd Feb
SHAC@NHG6.30pmThurs 2nd Mar