At Chandler Harris, arrears recovery is an area that we have specialised in for many years. We understand the challenges that outstanding debts present for our clients. Failure to collect sums that are owed to you can put a strain on your cash flow, as well as creating unnecessary work and stress for you. We also appreciate that such matters have to be handled with care and sensitivity to avoid disputes arising, which can cause further disruption and potential damage to your reputation.

Thankfully, our team of lawyers is on hand to provide clear, reliable legal support to help you recover outstanding sums quickly and straightforwardly.

We do not charge fees for our debt recovery service, no matter the outcome. That is what makes us unique.

No fees to pay. No court fees to pay. No hidden costs. No unexpected invoices. No surprises!

Service charge and ground rent recovery advice

If a tenant owes you money, our specialist legal team can advise on the best actions to take to recover outstanding sums quickly. Our debt recovery lawyers will ensure that all stipulated procedures are complied with, guarantee that your claim is dealt with in a timely fashion and make sure that all your obligations are satisfied.

We regularly advise clients on matters such as:

The service charge and ground rent recovery lawyers at Chandler Harris have a proven track record when it comes to freehold debt recovery. We regularly act on behalf of a broad range of clients to ensure that they have a robust system in place for the collection of residential and commercial service charges, ground rent, freehold debt and estate rent charges. In every case, we will carry out our work without any charge to you – we recover all of our costs from your debtor. We will never send you an invoice and will not ask for any money to cover court fees, third party services or any other costs.

When you instruct one of our lawyers, we will ensure that action is taken quickly to minimise any cash flow disruption. Depending on your debtor’s circumstances, we will offer advice on the best enforcement method for you and initiate proceedings accordingly. We have a proven track record in resolving long-standing debt disputes both before and after the issuing of court proceedings and can draw on the support of our litigation team as and when required.

We understand that each client’s needs are different. As such, we will take the time to discuss your circumstances in detail, developing a uniquely tailored strategy that will achieve your desired outcome in the best way possible. At all times, our debt recovery team will work to protect your reputation and relationship with your leaseholders through our skills in negotiation and mediation, avoiding costly and disruptive court action wherever possible.

Maintaining high standards is central to our practice. We are recommended by the Legal 500 for our debt recovery practice area and are described as delivering an ‘excellent service’ in ground rent and service charge arrears. As an ARMA Partner, we work closely with the professional body to promote high standards of leasehold management.

Is there a fee for our recovery service?

Our service charge and ground rent recovery services come at no cost to you – our fees are covered by the sums we recover from your debtors. When you instruct a member of our team, you will not be asked for a penny. We will not send you an invoice and will not ask for sums to cover court fees, third party services or any other costs incurred in carrying out our work. We offer a service that is fast and reliable – speak to a member of our team today to find out how we can help.

Contact our property management law team

Whatever the nature of your debt, call the team at Chandler Harris today on 0161 836 9987 or complete our online enquiry form.

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"We instruct Chandler Harris LLP to recover Ground Rent, Service Charges and Commercial Rent for a wide range of properties in our portfolio. Philip and the team are always happy to help and they provide a very efficient, organised and professional service, backed up by good old fashioned customer care which, as a client, makes us feel very valued." Mike Scott, Peel Group of Companies

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