When you buy a flat, we are required to advise the landlord and managing agents of your ownership following completion. We send a notice to the landlord which he will receipt and return to us which confirms that their records have been up-dated. They will charge a notice fee for this.
When you complete your purchase, you will repay to the seller any monies that the seller has already paid in respect of service charges and insurance which apply from the date that you take over the property. If there are arrears of service charges where the seller has not paid to date, an allowance is usually made to you, so that the seller pays up to the date of completion.