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  1. That's a good question! Perhaps the freeholder...

    That's a good question!

    Perhaps the freeholder has to honour the lease and provide a replacement dwelling for the remainder or the lease term? Sort of the opposite of a leasehold property...
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    It is likely a shower would draw less water from...

    It is likely a shower would draw less water from the system that an open tap!
    You could get a shower head and hose and do some flow tests into a measuring jug or similar to see.

    Remember also...
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    Gas is every 12 months!!!!!

    Gas is every 12 months!!!!!
  4. You may be able to offer him an insurance bond...

    You may be able to offer him an insurance bond instead.
    I have heard of this from a contractor based on his 'performance' in meeting the contract specification.
    Don't know where you would get one...
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    I'm surprised 3 flats is a HMO unless one or more...

    I'm surprised 3 flats is a HMO unless one or more flats is sublet by the room?
    Is this a local rule to your area?
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    Our house is up a long track/drive off a country...

    Our house is up a long track/drive off a country lane so there is no street lighting.

    We've put up a number of these which work well. They need to be in a 'daylight' position to charge adequately...
  7. Thread: Parking

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    Sounds like too many cars are trying to park on...

    Sounds like too many cars are trying to park on site, is this what's happening? If so who manages/polices the parking?

    Maybe you need to get some concrete bollards organised to stop he pavement...
  8. Use the money you would spend on a statutory...

    Use the money you would spend on a statutory lease extension by adding 90 years at no ground rent.
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    Surely you need to get a 2015 market valuation by...

    Surely you need to get a 2015 market valuation by a local chartered valuer experienced in freehold valuation? I wouldn't use an estate agents valuation.
  10. Depending on the wording of the lease for the...

    Depending on the wording of the lease for the garages there could be an upside...maybe the garage leaseholder has to contribute to the maintenance and redecoration of the whole building? Maybe roof...
  11. Ask the owner to explain. It could be that...

    Ask the owner to explain.

    It could be that enfranchisement of the freehold has not been fully completed and merged the lease with the freehold.
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    A bit more searching and I found this: ...

    A bit more searching and I found this:

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/11085/payingguests.pdf

    It appears there is a legal requirement to carry out a...
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    Thanks LHA. The building was converted from a...

    Thanks LHA. The building was converted from a house in 2009/2010 with full building regs approval for 3 fully separate residential flats with separate entrances off their gardens. Access/...
  14. £7.50 in new money! (There being 20 shillings to...

    £7.50 in new money! (There being 20 shillings to the pound)
  15. Thread: A bit confused.

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    If your freeholder won't play ball you can force...

    If your freeholder won't play ball you can force him to sell the freehold as described on 'lease-advice.org' . Maybe worth telling him that during any preliminary negotiations. Good luck.
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    Thanks, that confirms our understanding. I...

    Thanks, that confirms our understanding.

    I told the electrician that commented that a FA was not required but felt I better get another opinion. We installed various safety items for our own peace...
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    I'm sorry to say that your solicitor has let you...

    I'm sorry to say that your solicitor has let you down...big time! He should have advised that you are buying into a minefield in a war zone as soon as he realised there was no management of the block...
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    Hi thanks for your reply. It was signed off by...

    Hi thanks for your reply.

    It was signed off by the building inspectors in 2011 and I have no reason to doubt what we have in place. Only one flat required fire doors to protect the escape route...
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    Fire Risk Assessment required?

    We own a block of 3 flats which are used as holiday lets. It is a 3-storey building with one flat per floor. Each flat has its own separate external entrance from its own adjacent terraced garden...
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    What does her flat lease say about service...

    What does her flat lease say about service charges and reserves/sinking funds for major works?

    I thought it normal for funds paid in to fund major works to stay with the flat otherwise the new...
  21. If I was buying your flat I would be looking for...

    If I was buying your flat I would be looking for a discount on the agreed price to cover the estimated works costs and any funds held in reserve/sinking fund to be passed on to my service charge...
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    Don't forget that the surviving spouse gets the...

    Don't forget that the surviving spouse gets the IHT allowance of their partner to use as well, ie twice the single individual's IHT tax allowance.
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    Gas or electricity?

    Gas or electricity?
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    If he's spending more than £250 per leaseholder...

    If he's spending more than £250 per leaseholder he has to issue a Section 20 notice. Has he done so?
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    I picked the brains of these gys who semed to...

    I picked the brains of these gys who semed to know their stuff. However final materials came via a different supplier.

    http://www.instacoustic.co.uk/
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