I would like some advice please.
I owed the freeholders of my lease some service charges that were a total of 436.62.
In mid Aug I telephoned them and they demanded I pay in full immediately.
I tried to discuss with them some payment plan but they would not accept anything just a demand to pay it all
or they will instruct their solicitors.
I paid 250.00 by direct debit at the end of Aug.
10 days later in early Sept I receive a letter dem
I think you could argue that as it hadn't been allocated to small track yet and that 'normal' costs rules apply. here is form > http://wbus.westlaw.co.uk/forms/pdf/cpf09002.pdf
You could put down maybe 3-4 hours research and 1-2 hours filling in forms/correspondence at the Litigant in Person Rate of £18 per hour.
This post deals with this very scenario > http://www.consumeractiongroup.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?247247-Small-Claims-Track-Discontinuance-advice-needed