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    It goes to whoever their leases state, ie the...

    It goes to whoever their leases state, ie the 'new' freeholders. It's rent not service charge.

    They could decide that as it goes to themselves there is no point in paying themselves!

    But as...
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    £350k! - What are they doing...you could rebuild...

    £350k! - What are they doing...you could rebuild the whole house for that!
  3. I'd be getting a full building survey and the...

    I'd be getting a full building survey and the snagging report by a qualified surveyor. Blow the cost it may stop you buying a lemon and also enable you to negotiate a price reduction for any issues...
  4. As I see it you will need Full Planning...

    As I see it you will need Full Planning Permission because you are creating an additional dwelling. That may require provision of parking and outside amenity space (ie a garden), bicycle parking,...
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    Section 20 is only required where costs per...

    Section 20 is only required where costs per leaseholder exceed £250 each. It doesn't matter where the cash comes from it is the £250 each that is important, after all you will be paying whatever they...
  6. Thread: New lease

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    In my experience estate agents don't understand...

    In my experience estate agents don't understand leases, lease extensions or 'share of freehold' via a freehold owning company. Be very careful of what any agent says!
    Have a look at lease-advice.org...
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    When we moved to a house 20 odd years ago we had...

    When we moved to a house 20 odd years ago we had a similarly positioned pole in the front garden.
    At the time my father had recently retired from being in charge of all estates and wayleaves for...
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    Ask them to confirm that any new unvented...

    Ask them to confirm that any new unvented cylinder will be installed by a G3 Registered plumber and that a certificate and notification to the LABR office will be done. This assumes you are in...
  9. It is the supply pressure and size/flow...

    It is the supply pressure and size/flow capability of the water supply pipe to the block that dictates whether you and your fellow flat owners can install an unvented cylinder, not how big its...
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    "Any un-vented mains pressure storage system over...

    "Any un-vented mains pressure storage system over 15 litres
    should be installed by a “competent person”, as defined by
    Building Regulations G3 (England), Technical Standards P3
    (Scotland) and...
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    Sorry ram, I can't agree with that. Un-vented...

    Sorry ram, I can't agree with that. Un-vented cylinders over a certain size should only be fitted and then self certificated by a plumber certified to work on un-vented systems. It is illegal to work...
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    Are there no benefits due to you as you are low...

    Are there no benefits due to you as you are low paid?

    I suggest you make an appointment to meet with the council and fully explain your circumstances.

    The council is not in the business of...
  13. The above, of course, assumes you are the...

    The above, of course, assumes you are the freeholder. If not then you will need consent from the freeholder of the building.
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    Don't be tempted to go for a cheap fix, make sure...

    Don't be tempted to go for a cheap fix, make sure they do the job properly the first time so you don't keep paying for repeated repairs. You're already in that situation!
    It may cost more for the...
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    When it comes to selling a property you need an...

    When it comes to selling a property you need an EPC but that EPC never needs renewal until the property is sold again.
    Therefore I won't be chasing a new EPC for let house until I need a new...
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    Surely the property can be sold by the executors...

    Surely the property can be sold by the executors of the estate when probate is obtained by the executors? That's not much more than totting up the assets, getting the will and going to the Probate...
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    Make an appointment to go and talk to your local...

    Make an appointment to go and talk to your local planning office and tell them what you are thinking of doing.

    They will tell you the basic rules but of course won't commit themselves to anything...
  18. We converted a 3-floor house into 3 flats each...

    We converted a 3-floor house into 3 flats each with its own external entrance. It needed full planning permission, full drawings for Building Regs approval and inspections, fire doors, etc, inc...
  19. Just to add to this (can't seem to edit the...

    Just to add to this (can't seem to edit the original) we converted a house + annex into 3 self-contained flats. We paid full VAT at the time because we thought the 5% didn't apply to the conversion...
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    Have you checked what you own on the Land...

    Have you checked what you own on the Land Registry?

    Only costs £3 each online to download the Property Title and Plan.
  21. I think the 5% VAT applies because you are...

    I think the 5% VAT applies because you are creating dwellings and not to do with who owns it when complete.
  22. If you use the statutory right to buy your...

    If you use the statutory right to buy your freehold you get the freehold and the headlease is extinguished. So I suspect your freeholder doesn't know what he is doing or he thinks he can still have...
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    Yes, LVT became FTT a few years ago but is...

    Yes, LVT became FTT a few years ago but is essentially the same thing.
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    I thought it was a legal requirement to do a...

    I thought it was a legal requirement to do a section 20 if above £250 per person and there is no way to 'avoid' it. I assume avoiding it carries some sort of penalties.

    It is a very simple process...
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    I think you'll need 4 out of 7 to go ahead...

    I think you'll need 4 out of 7 to go ahead assuming flat 7 is being made available for lease.

    If the garages aren't leased to the leaseholders then you probably can't have them but if they are...
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