An apartment is up for sale which owes a few k in arrears for management fees over the years. Can the management company insist on the fees being paid before the sale is made. For example, if I have a mate and I'm selling for 180k to him for cash and I tell him that arrears for management fees are 10k so I'll give you the place for 160k. They OK with their own solicitors and the sale goes through ? The management company are no better off than before and my mate is happy to continue without paying.