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  1. Thread: extend asap?

    by Tipper
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    You'd be hard pressed to sell with such a short...

    You'd be hard pressed to sell with such a short lease unless it was a cash transaction as lenders don't like short leases.
    Is your landlord offering an additional 36 years on your lease just for a...
  2. Surely 3 of you have the majority in making...

    Surely 3 of you have the majority in making decisions and therefore can just get on with it?
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    Just walk away...there'll be another flat along...

    Just walk away...there'll be another flat along in a minute!
  4. Officially it's a change of use, ie two dwellings...

    Officially it's a change of use, ie two dwellings reduced to one, so I would suggest that full planning permissions is necessary.
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    Why don't you suggest if they want to do all this...

    Why don't you suggest if they want to do all this work then they need to buy you out? How about starting at a large premium, say, double the flats's value?
    You can then stop worrying about noise,...
  6. Where are the meters? Usually everything after...

    Where are the meters?
    Usually everything after the meter is the responsibility of the consumer, ie, the leaseholder in this case.
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    I suspect it is too late to worry about what the...

    I suspect it is too late to worry about what the solicitor did or did not do back then, far better to rectify the situation with a lease extension.

    If you apply for a statutory lease extension, 90...
  8. Thread: s20 example

    by Tipper
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    Surely the Sec 20 is tor the work required rather...

    Surely the Sec 20 is tor the work required rather than the contractor?

    I would suggest you define the works and your strategy for them which may require more than one package of work or...
  9. Pay it. Would seem appropriate to me if you want...

    Pay it. Would seem appropriate to me if you want to get the job done.
  10. Thread: Flat conversion

    by Tipper
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    Yes, but not all rooms as the tests are carried...

    Yes, but not all rooms as the tests are carried out through a floor in one, or more, places only if all the floor structure and added acoustic system is the same throughout. So only representative...
  11. I bought a leasehold house. It was one of a small...

    I bought a leasehold house. It was one of a small number of houses on a large estate of mainly flats.
    It wasn't until a few years later that I actually realised what it meant and I will never buy a...
  12. Ask them for a meeting to discuss properly.

    Ask them for a meeting to discuss properly.
  13. Get 10 (or as many as necessary from the Company...

    Get 10 (or as many as necessary from the Company A&Ms) signatures and call an Extra-ordinary General Meeting (EGM). At the EGM challenge the directors with the issues you have and make them squirm!...
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    Hi, we used an architectural technician to draw...

    Hi, we used an architectural technician to draw up the building regs drawings. This meant that the scope of work required was easily defined as it was effectively drawn up during the detailed...
  15. Thread: Translation

    by Tipper
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    There may be a head lease involved too, ie...

    There may be a head lease involved too, ie another party interposed between the freeholder and the leaseholder.
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    It's not clear to me what the poster is trying to...

    It's not clear to me what the poster is trying to achieve...other than being bloody annoying to the freeholder.

    Surely the point here is the managing agent is responsible for managing the property...
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    Planning permission is normally required for all...

    Planning permission is normally required for all modifications affecting the roof line of a building. There are maximum heights too if it was considered permitted development, which I doubt.

    Not...
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    And don't forget the VAT!

    And don't forget the VAT!
  19. I suspect that going to Tribunal will cost more...

    I suspect that going to Tribunal will cost more than the £205...
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    If that £1800 includes all his fees then it is a...

    If that £1800 includes all his fees then it is a good deal. :o:
  21. I would say the wording is so inadequate that...

    I would say the wording is so inadequate that nobody could stop you from holiday letting!

    Holiday letting is not considered a business (except in the eyes of HMRC) as the letting business will be...
  22. My experience is that solicitors involved in...

    My experience is that solicitors involved in anything to do with lease extensions or freehold enfranchisement jack up their costs knowing they will have to either reduce them when pressed or try to...
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    Usually anything that changes the front elevation...

    Usually anything that changes the front elevation of a property needs planning permission. PD rights are quite limited and not for flats.

    Sketch out what you want to do and get an appointment with...
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    But it isn't because your 'holiday letting...

    But it isn't because your 'holiday letting business' is not run from the flat but from elsewhere, so you are not running a business from the flat.

    Business use would require a constant stream of...
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    Yes, to comply with the law and guard against a...

    Yes, to comply with the law and guard against a leaseholder challenging the works and limiting their liability for payment to £250.
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