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  1. If you haven't already I suggest you read...

    If you haven't already I suggest you read Leaseholdanswers FAQ at the top of this forum on buying the freehold-
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    Rooms,Rogues and Renters BBC Friday

    Nothing particularly ground breaking or shocking in this program about the London rental market.

    But the room with the tree growing through it, literally, was an eye opener.
  3. Things sometimes go wrong ...

    Things sometimes go wrong

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2997163/Couple-s-dream-home-collapsed-rubble-botched-basement-dig-sending-eight-months-pregnant-fiancee-early-labour.html
  4. Yes, If the Right of First Refusal applied to the...

    Yes, If the Right of First Refusal applied to the sale of the freehold you should have been offered the right to purchase the FH along with the other leaseholders.

    The new FH is required to serve...
  5. Have your tenants involved environmental health?...

    Have your tenants involved environmental health? They may or may not be able to help.

    Write to your freeholder quoting the relevant clauses in your lease that are being breached and asking them to...
  6. As long as he or an adult member of his family...

    As long as he or an adult member of his family has lived there for the last 12 months or more it is exempt.
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    You already mentioned where to get the form. ...

    You already mentioned where to get the form.

    oyezforms.co.uk supply them, I'm sure other legal form suppliers are available :)

    The form you need is L&T71A
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    The procedure you need to follow is here- ...

    The procedure you need to follow is here-

    http://www.lease-advice.org/documents/Right_of_First_Refusal.pdf

    If you are happy with the agreed price, then you serve a section 5a notice on the...
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    You also need to read your lease. If you haven't...

    You also need to read your lease. If you haven't got it you can also get that from the Land Registry.

    You should also check out- http://www.lease-advice.org/
  10. Well unless your FH is a complete numpty, they...

    Well unless your FH is a complete numpty, they are almost certainly going to request a valuation that you have to pay for.
    You have a ball park figure, I doubt anyone on here can give you anything...
  11. Sounds like it is probably exempt from RFR. Page...

    Sounds like it is probably exempt from RFR.
    Page 5 of the document I gave you the link to deals with exemptions.
    If the transfer is between associated companies then RFR doesn't apply.
    Even if it...
  12. Kennels, if that's what it is, need to be...

    Kennels, if that's what it is, need to be licensed by the local authority.

    As Gordon says you need to read your lease, for restrictions on pets, business use, subletting part or whole of the...
  13. Yes you should but there are exemptions. Read...

    Yes you should but there are exemptions.
    Read the guide below-

    http://www.lease-advice.org/documents/Right_of_First_Refusal.pdf
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    The legal minimum room size is 6.5m2 for one...

    The legal minimum room size is 6.5m2 for one person.
    However councils can set their own rules for their HMO licence requirements normally using LACORS.
    13m2 is the biggest requirement i've heard so...
  15. mattl, Good point. I was sort of making the...

    mattl,

    Good point.

    I was sort of making the assumption it was a fairly standard clause.

    I should know better by now with leases
  16. Surely if the tenant is causing a nuisance and...

    Surely if the tenant is causing a nuisance and the OP gathers enough evidence of this, provides the LH with the evidence and then the LH does nothing to remedy the situation then there will be a...
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    What you are missing is that your lease is well...

    What you are missing is that your lease is well below the 80 year point where marriage value comes into play. So the biggest part of your cost to extend the lease is the the inclusion of this.
    If...
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    I guess you have your answer then, you have to...

    I guess you have your answer then, you have to follow the statutory route, accept its going to take a while and cost you. I don't understand why a FH would want to be difficult as at the end of the...
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    No, your only statutory right is to the 90 year...

    No, your only statutory right is to the 90 year extension.

    If the FH doesn't want to negotiate outside the statutory route, he doesn't have to..

    BUT have you tried making an informal offer to...
  20. The first thing you need to is gather evidence of...

    The first thing you need to is gather evidence of the noise.
    Speak to your local environments health department, they may or may not investigate, but should be able to advise you one way or the...
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    I'm not suggesting the council have any interest...

    I'm not suggesting the council have any interest in the lease.

    But if like my lease there is clause requiring the LH to ensure local planning rules are adhered to, then by getting planning...
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    ram, I think they are two separate but...

    ram,

    I think they are two separate but connected issues.

    By involving planning they are getting evidence of the breach from a recognised authority.

    In my FTT hearing they looked very...
  23. As mentioned www.lease-advice.org is a great...

    As mentioned www.lease-advice.org is a great source of information.

    Try their quiz at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1850563/be8a9fcb77e3 (I scored 100% :))

    Your solicitor should be able to...
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    leaseholdanswers, I don't think there is any...

    leaseholdanswers,

    I don't think there is any negatives to getting planning involved. In my case I've found them really helpful.

    If the planning department do take enforcement action, this may...
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    Planning enforcement is the way to go. Might...

    Planning enforcement is the way to go.
    Might take a while, but highly unlikely conversion will be acceptable on size alone.
    Won't cost you anything either.
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