Ok, so you have a difficult Landlord who disputes your claim.
The good news is that Leaseholders do not need to prove any fault on behalf of the landlord to exercise their Right To Manage.
To dispute the claim the landlord must prove that your Right to Manage application does not comply with the 2002 Act, for example, claiming there are
Assuming the Landlord does not resist your claim (by serving a Counter Notice) the acquisition date for the Right to Manage is 4 months after the date of your Claim Notice. It may be worth considering, therefore, the timing of your initial Claim Notice to avoid busy periods, bank holidays and so on.
If the Landlord does not resist your claim, then congratulations you can take control of your property and the way it's services are managed.
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