I'm a leaseholder of a flat, currently going through a remortgage in the UK. The lender's solicitor has told me that they're waiting to hear back from the landlord on what "notice of charge" fee is applicable and they won't proceed under they have that information.
There is a section on "Notices" in my lease, but no fee mentioned at all — neither to an amount explicitly, nor any reference (e.g. "a reasonable fee"). One clause does say:
Section 196 of the Law of Property Act 1925 shall otherwise apply to notices given under this lease.
- I've double-checked Section 196 of the Law Property Act 1925 but there isn't a reference to fees there either.
- I've tried searching online, but can't find any definitive source — One post on this forum says that the landlord can charge any amount if it's not specified in the lease.
- (I've also checked for previous questions here, but they seem to be US-focused.)
Is there some fallback amount (either legislation or through guidance) that would apply in cases like this?
Or is this really the case that the landlord can charge an abitrary amount?