There have been recent cases which emphasise the importance of ensuring that the terms of the lease are properly considered in relation to service charge collection and that statutory requirements are met.  The Upper Tribunal has also made interesting observations on apportionment of service charges within a lease 1.         A clause provided for management to


In these difficult economic times, it remains the ambition of most people to own their own home.  Housing Associations have worked with governments for many years now to provide schemes to assist first time buyers to get onto the Property Ladder.  These schemes have taken various forms over time but the aim remains the same