Sorry, but an administration charge will embrace costs under a typical section 146 clause which includes "preparation or consideration of", or similar wording under (c) and (d).
You will see LVTs have been variable in whether they were in themselves , as say a service charge is, reasonably incurred, or not.
it's frustrating to say "they're wrong and they also charge me?!" but you have to treat it as fighting a war on two fronts, not trade them off.
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