Residential service charge and Ground Rent arrears recovery

We act for a large portfolio of management companies, managing agents and freeholders with regard to the recovery of unpaid service charges and ground rents.

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Simon Stopher


Simon is an Associate. He has been working in the field of debt collection since 1986. Since 2004 he has built up a reputation for and expertise in recovering residential service charges and ground rent arrears. He was described as a "Recommended Lawyer" for this work in the authoritative Legal 500 survey of the legal profession in 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020.

Simon offers a proactive service, built around close relationships with his clients, some of whom have worked with him for many years. He is also involved in the marketing of the property team.

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Susan Duff

Litigation Executive

Susan joined Chandler Harris in January 2023.

She has dealt with the difficulties of mortgage arrears collection and as a former credit controller has over twenty years experience in collecting residential service charges and Ground Rents.

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David Harris


David is a Partner in the firm and qualified as a Solicitor in 1986.

David provides advice and assistance in relation to company and partnership disputes, breach of contract, defamation, disputed wills and probate estates, insolvency law, land actions and professional negligence claims.

He also accepts appointments to act as supervising solicitor in urgent search and seizure orders.

David is an experienced and fully accredited commercial mediator.

David focuses on pragmatic advice and sensible problem solving for businesses and individuals.

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