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  1. Thread: A bit confused.

    by Tipper
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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...
  7. 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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    We insulated the 'ground' floor of our townhouse...

    We insulated the 'ground' floor of our townhouse which has a garage below with Warmcell which is blown recycled newspaper fibre. It is blown into the joist space by the installer who comes along with...
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    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...
  15. 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....
  17. 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...
  19. 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.
  20. 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?:)-:
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
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