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  1. Does your lease have anything to say about what...

    Does your lease have anything to say about what can and cannot be parked on site?
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    I can't give you the answer you want to see but...

    I can't give you the answer you want to see but has the loan company a view on this proposal?

    Would you not need to take/put a new loan in the company's name and there will be a conveyance and...
  3. Thread: Double Glazing

    by Tipper
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    You will need to read your lease to find out what...

    You will need to read your lease to find out what the freeholder's responsibilities are.

    You will probably find that even if they are responsible for repairs and maintenance you are the one who...
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    I'm also considering a loft conversion. It is a...

    I'm also considering a loft conversion. It is a terraced house with a small block of flats on one side and a house on the other. I will be supporting the new floor using beams spanning front to back....
  5. What has to be said is you will need full...

    What has to be said is you will need full planning permission to create 2 dwellings out of one. There may be issues about amenity space (splitting the garden), bin stores, bike sheds and most...
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    ram, But if the freehold is owned by a...

    ram,

    But if the freehold is owned by a freehold company comprising 4 shareholders then majority rules! You will probably need to call a company meeting and then vote on the proposal. Same goes for...
  7. You will need full planning permission to create...

    You will need full planning permission to create a new dwelling...and all the the above post suggests.
  8. Have you considered joining forces with your...

    Have you considered joining forces with your neighbours and securing the block freehold? It 'may' be cheaper and you would end up with more collective control of your block.
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    The Freehold Company's 'Memorandum and Articles'...

    The Freehold Company's 'Memorandum and Articles' will state how directors are elected and, removed for that matter!
    Usually at AGM following being proposed and voted, etc. All directors should be...
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    You could put a sign up stating that all...

    You could put a sign up stating that all unauthorised notices will be taken down and destroyed?:)-:
  11. Yes I know you need three meters for each utility...

    Yes I know you need three meters for each utility if you are sensible. My comment was based on any 'legal' requirement to do so which there isn't! As long as the supply is metered and someone's...
  12. Officially you need full planning permission plus...

    Officially you need full planning permission plus full building regs approval for the conversion of a house into 3 flats. Splitting a building into 3 dwellings needs various building regs approvals...
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    Perhaps you could suggest to the agent that if...

    Perhaps you could suggest to the agent that if the particular lessee doesn't pay up then his/her custom of parking his/her car on the 'garden' will be denied? This presumes he/she has a car of...
  14. The fact that it's leasehold may cause you...

    The fact that it's leasehold may cause you problems if there is any conversion work to be done as you will need the permission of the freeholder.
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    He's wrong. You are creating a new dwelling, ie 1...

    He's wrong. You are creating a new dwelling, ie 1 divided into 2, therefore full planning permission is required.

    As you are creating 2 dwellings building regulations apply to the separation of...
  16. You've highlighted one of the downsides of owning...

    You've highlighted one of the downsides of owning a leasehold property! Unfortunately many tradesmen see work for maintenance companies and their agents as cash cows and charge accordingly and those...
  17. My wife and I bought a property with cash a few...

    My wife and I bought a property with cash a few years ago. When asked where the money came from we answered quite truthfully that it was part redundancy money, part pension lump sum, part inheritance...
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    Personally I would take issue with the vendor for...

    Personally I would take issue with the vendor for not letting you know during the conveyance, however, as you can only limit your costs to £250 and they're only asking for £284 (cheap boiler...
  19. Try Cumberland Bulding Society. Their business...

    Try Cumberland Bulding Society. Their business section loans on on small blocks under one freehold but as a business mortgage of course, both for buy to let and even holiday lets.
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    Why don't you tell him that he can turn the water...

    Why don't you tell him that he can turn the water off for one hour only on a specified day to allow the fitting of suitable stop valves at his supply point(s) to his plumbing from the common supply...
  21. Thread: Holiday lets

    by Tipper
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    There are no specific rules for holiday lets as...

    There are no specific rules for holiday lets as such. However if creating new dwellings then you will need planning permission and building regs approval if splitting up one building.

    One...
  22. It has taken us and eventually my neighbours (due...

    It has taken us and eventually my neighbours (due to a quirk of our leases se had to join forces and go collective as if flats) two years to gain the freehold!

    We then had to threaten FTT...
  23. I don't think that is what the lease says. I...

    I don't think that is what the lease says. I would suggest it means a new leaseholder must sign a deed to say they will uphold any covenants and pay all charges, etc.
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    It is certainly possible to buy the freehold of...

    It is certainly possible to buy the freehold of one house but there are sometimes problems. You would need to buy the leasehold and then use a legal method to enfranchise the freehold.
    Have a look...
  25. Thread: Development

    by Tipper
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    Near me a local charity development planned 5...

    Near me a local charity development planned 5 'affordable houses'. They included parking but their neighbours objected about the increased vehicle movements on an already difficult junction. They...
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