Hi there, Does anyone know how long Camden have to bill you for major works? I’ve just had one dating from 2013/2014. I actually thought I had paid this so I’m dragging out old receipts from my files, but it would be good to know if they have a cut-off point. i thought it was five years but strangely can’t find any info on Camden’s website! Thanks for any help you can give.
I am no expert. But my research suggests that the limitation period for recovering a service charge in the case of a Camden lease is 12 years. As the leases are made by deed the service charge falls under section 8 of the Limitation Act 1980.
I note that a Camden lease does not reserve service charges as ‘rent’ which is why section 19 (6 years) does not apply.
Of course, Camden can seek to recover no greater amount than it has notified under the 18 months rule.