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  1. 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!
  5. 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:
  7. 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...
  8. 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.
  12. It will all depend on the size and therefore...

    It will all depend on the size and therefore capability of the cables/pipes supplying the house. You will effectively be doubling the demand for utilities.

    You will also need full planning...
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    HMLR's current title plans for flats need far...

    HMLR's current title plans for flats need far more than that! When preparing leases when selling off our 3 flats we had to have 4 plans per flat - location, freehold plan, leasehold plan and...
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    We were quoted around £3k in the first instance...

    We were quoted around £3k in the first instance and then I noticed a clause in SWW's own terms and conditions that said that separation of a shared supply was subject to a substantial discount. I had...
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    We did this creating 3 holiday flats from a...

    We did this creating 3 holiday flats from a detached 3-floor house.

    First go and talk to the planners before you spend too much cash on professionals and drawings/planning application, etc. They...
  16. I think I would be seeking the easement before...

    I think I would be seeking the easement before applying for planning permission so that any 'uplift' in your property value can't be used in the negotiation. Just use the easement for the need for...
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    Have you checked the other property's title and...

    Have you checked the other property's title and plan on the HMLR website to see if it actually includes the garage?
    Only costs £3 each to see who owns what.

    (Be careful with other fake websites...
  18. Cannot the leases simply be varied? I'm sure that...

    Cannot the leases simply be varied? I'm sure that this was the case for my mother's flat.

    (Somehow she didn't take up the offer of a 999 year lease when she became a shareholder in the 'new'...
  19. I'd go for the 999 year lease with peppercorn...

    I'd go for the 999 year lease with peppercorn rent. But why is there any tax implication? Surely as the leaseholders own the freehold between them and they will only be paying their legal costs for...
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    Why don't you just register it with HMLR?

    Why don't you just register it with HMLR?
  21. Thread: Headlease value

    by Tipper
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    The value could be a multiple of any ground rent...

    The value could be a multiple of any ground rent collected x the length of the head-lease but I doubt there is ground rent collected and therefore it has very little value. Ground rent usually goes...
  22. Two thoughts on this; Most leases require the...

    Two thoughts on this;
    Most leases require the leaseholders to pay for whatever is needed on an estate or building. Is your lease different?

    And, get BT to tell you why they can't locate their...
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    I would say that as they have exchanged contract...

    I would say that as they have exchanged contract with you then they are fully committed to the completion and have done all their searches, etc.

    The boiler repair is another issue as you are still...
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    I used to suffer fly-parkers blocking access to...

    I used to suffer fly-parkers blocking access to my garage. I resolved it by not putting my car in my garage and being the fly-parker!
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    Notice of statutory lease extension (Sec...

    Notice of statutory lease extension (Sec 42...etc) has been served and registered on HMLR.

    I'm pretty sure it means that a buyer of the lease can benefit from an extended lease without having to...
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