Building is 3 storey building with shop on ground floor, first floor 1 bed flat and 2-3 floor 3 bed flat. I own the 3 bed flat on the 2-3 floor.
The freeholder to our building has contacted me after 7 years during which he never asked for any ground rent or buildings insurance. Now out of the blue he has sent me a notice of a summary of charges outstanding for the ground rent and buildings insurance he states has accumulated over the past 7 years. He has offered no receipts to provide proof of the cost of buildings insurance taken out or the means by which he reached the calculation of the ground rent amount. The total amount comes to over £7K. Is he allowed to out of the blue after 7 years of no contact whatsoever and demand this payment or should he have done this annually as one would expect. What is my position legally? I am currently obtaining a copy of the lease which I will examine in detail also before making my response to him. Any advice on this matter would be appreciated.