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  1. Thanks for the help. I've told Simarc i refuse to pay it because the Admin Fee is not accordant with the legal requirements. Until such a time as it is corrected, I am withholding payment. (at which point i'll get a bunch of leaseholders charged a similarly unreasonable fee to file for a joint LVT on the reasonableness of the charges given it equates to sending a preformatted email. Their response was quite humourous, they said "in order for us to investigate, please be very specific about why you believe we are not compliant with the law". I wrote back and said "the onus is on you, the managing agent, to comply with the law and all statutes and not on me to tell you where you are deficient in this regard. If you wish to hire my services...200 quid... I know it's not the first time that's been said to them, even that amount in regard to GR demands so I wonder how much atten I know they wont take me up on it, but it feels good to slap those incompetent SOBs I thought double jeopardy had been repealed where material or compelling new evidence came to light - usually applied only for serious cases like murder though in the case of Stephen Lawrence for example, than somewhat trivial tribunal cases for a few quid
  2. [ATTACH=CONFIG]52177[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]52178[/ATTACH] rectified. Looks like they got burned somewhere else as the new GR demands do look like they are compliant. nuts.
  3. Looking again at the rent demand (attached), it looks like it also doesn't meet the schedule requirements ref here http://www.shularich.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/S166-To-go-with-Ground-Rent-demands.pdf Can I also justifiably argue the ground rent demand was invalid and hence no admin fee owing?
  4. Hi again everybody, so i finally got the original demands back from Simarc and they are still issuing the admin charge obligations notice invalidly/illegally. It is either sent in 5 point or 6 point font, it's hard to tell which. It's easy to prove it's not 10 point though. And given they sent it to me in pdf form, I have the pdf from their account as proof that it hasnt been altered by me AndyDD - you mentioned before that you'd successfully lobbied and beaten simarc for an invalid obligation notice, do you have the case reference anywhere? Since they referenced the case where they won an LVT, I'd like in my reply to point to a similar case. basically i've got to the "please use the 96 gbp previously paid under duress as a credit on my account because you have not complied with the statuatory instruments required at http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2007/1258/pdfs/uksi_20071258_en.pdf" but clearly with a few more words.
  5. I didn't receive either sadly because of the email address mixup, but I have an old one (non compliant) and I'm due to pay the next instalment which I shall delay to see if the latest demand now complies. i did ask for the originals for the one for which I was fined to be sent but Simarc is doing their usual ignore trick that others have complained about. I'm wondering whether to just sue them through small claims court or can I complain to the building owner to appoint another company since they're not responsive or ask for another company to be appointed or.... What's the way I can cause maximum grief to Simarc since they're just hiding behind ignoring emails
  6. thanks, I'll say that the 66 owing will be offset against my next payment (which is due in a couple of weeks). other than that?
  7. thanks AndyDD, can i refuse to pay the admin charge until they provide me with the information requested (ie what clause, what breakdown etc); Simarc are famous for ignoring correspondence when it suits them, so I'd like to ensure that I force them into replying. I dont think it will be worth going to LVT as i wont recover costs and as you say that outweighs the 96 it's cost me, but i dont want to let the shisters win. Is there some regulatory governing body I can complain to if they dont reply to my requests for example? thanks in advance, p
  8. Thanks AndyDD - i set up a new thread. #post4554724
  9. I've attached the lease details from when i bought the place and also the last copy of a ground rent demand i had from 2y ago. Nowhere that I can see (including s13.1 of the lease) does it mention an admin charge, it mentions interest at the applicable rate, but given the admin fee was 80% of the overall ground rent, i cant believe anyone would think that would be reasonable. Simarc are really dumb, I wouln't quibble a 5% APR payable for the 30 something days i was delinquent, that would be about 50p probably, but going for a flat fee of 96 which i guess is 80 + VAT is exorbitant. All help gratefully received, Pete Ads
  10. Thanks for the replies everyone, if I can prove the email address bounces back, is it their responsibility to subsequently write to me? The email address definitely bounces back so they will have received a 'return to sender' response. They send lease extension fee mandates by post so they know how to contact me
  11. I don't want them to send collectors around for a small amount but I don't want to be overcharged. I have told them the payment was made under duress and requested a detailed breakdown but they claim they don't need to provide a justification or detail. How much would a hearing fee be if I take this to tribunal, I'm only quibbling the 96 and it's reasonableness.
  12. Hello everybody, i'm having a similar issue with Simarc; interestingly they quoted the same rhetoric to me about that court case from another thread "CAM/00KG/LVA/2013/0001" My situation is that i filled out their online form and gave my email address; in so doing I apparently agreed to receive future GR notifications by email. I left my company and forgot to update the email address (my bad); they sent the GR demand for 125 and clearly it bounced back as i didnt exist any more. They did nothing else, then 4 weeks later, they charged 96 admin fee. I've written to them asking for a copy of the original email and attachments (to see if it has the attachments you reference); I've also asked them to summarise the work they did when in their response they said "As a result of non payment [of the GR] additional costs were incurred in recovering payment of the arrears. We regret that we are unable to reimburse charges incurred" I've paid the admin fee so i'm not time bound on this one but i want to know if it is worth going to tribunal. Presumably tribunal will cost me about 50 quid, so i'm arguing over 46 quid and I dont know if it's worth it even though the principal is. all help gratefully received; Pete Ads
  13. Hello everybody, i'm having a similar issue with Simarc; interestingly they quoted the same rhetoric to me about that court case. My situation is that i filled out their online form and gave my email address; in so doing I agreed to receive future GR notifications by email. I left my company and forgot to update the email address (my bad); they sent the GR demand for 125 and clearly it bounced back as i didnt exist any more. They did nothing else, then 4 weeks later, they charged 96 admin fee. I've written to them asking for a copy of the original email and attachments (to see if it has the attachments you reference); I've also asked them to summarise the work they did when in their response they said "As a result of non payment [of the GR] additional costs were incurred in recovering payment of the arrears. We regret that we are unable to reimburse charges incurred" I've paid the admin fee so i'm not time bound on this one but i want to know if it is worth going to tribunal. Presumably tribunal will cost me about 50 quid, so i'm arguing over 46 quid and I dont know if it's worth it even though the principal is. all help gratefully received; Pete Ads
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