Rent charge arrears recovery

It’s becoming increasingly common for those who own a freehold property to pay a variable estate rent charge. It’s called many things – estate charge, service charge, maintenance charge, amenity charge – and many others.


What are estate rent charges?

We’ve written a dedicated series of resources on estate rent charges, available on the PM Legal Hub.

On housing estates, there’ll often be common parts and amenity land.  Where these aren’t adopted, freeholders will often be required to contribute towards the costs of provision of services, the carrying out of maintenance or repairs, placing insurance amongst other things. All of these services are for the benefit of the estate.  And freeholders contribute towards these costs by means of payment of an estate rent charge.



Issues with non-payment of estate rent charges

It’s all too common that these charges go unpaid, resulting in estate rent charge arrears.

This causes problems with cash flow, and could impact on the provision services for the benefit of the estate. And that’s not in the interests of anyone.

That’s where we can help.


Our track record

Our team has an enviable track record in the recovery of these type of arrears – 100% recovery in fact!

We really are the experts when it comes to recovering these arrears.  Cassandra Zanelli has been part of a working group advising the Welsh Government on leasehold reform, and led on the sub-group focusing on estate rent charges and reform.

Our methods of recovering estate rent charge arrears are innovative, and demonstrate our expertise.


No win, no fee recovery of estate rent charge arrears


Incurring legal fees to recover estate rent charge arrears seems to defeat the object, doesn’t it?

We have the solution.

Our expertise in this area means we’re  able to offer a market-leading no win, no fee arrangement.


Communication is key

You’ll receive regular updates from us, making it simple and easy for you to track your cases and understand what’s happening.

At PM Legal, we understand why it’s so important to recover estate rent charge arrears professionally and efficiently.

Your matters will be overseen by one of our senior solicitors from start to finish, making sure each case gets the expert attention it deserves.


Instructing us

Instructing us couldn’t be easier.

To get started, you’ll need to send us a statement of account.  Your statement of account will set out:

  • debtor’s name and correspondence address
  • property address
  • estate rent charge arrears