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  1. My solicitor flatly denied that last month and...

    My solicitor flatly denied that last month and said they were not allowed to take commission on such insurance indemnity sales.

    The buyer will expect the vendor to buy it even though you won't...
  2. To me the lease is quite clear in Schedule C...

    To me the lease is quite clear in Schedule C clause 2. You only lease the ceitlings as far as the underside of the supporting joists, etc.

    Estate agents are well known for talking out their asses...
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    Is this just an argument about date of...

    Is this just an argument about date of posting/when they received it?

    I thought date of posting was the 'legal date' used in these type of notices these days (although personally I would have...
  4. Does the lease include wording to the effect that...

    Does the lease include wording to the effect that the freeholder can employ professional support such as legal, surveyors, etc?

    If so then his use of a managing agent can't be challenged other...
  5. You say the lender has possession so not your...

    You say the lender has possession so not your problem anymore. It is not yours to let or mortgage or sell.

    All you can do is hope for the best price to be achieved by the lender and wait for any...
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    I would expect building control to be involved...

    I would expect building control to be involved and a structural engineer for the structural elements of the works to a communal building.

    As suggested protected fire escape routes/fire protection...
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    What does your LR title actually state? Is...

    What does your LR title actually state?

    Is there a possibility of specialist title insurance in a case like this?
  8. Given that everyone wants to be online these...

    Given that everyone wants to be online these days, a telephone line may be a good idea, maybe some fixed network cabling too. Also a TV aerial/cabling in the eaves if you have the space.
  9. I would suggest it is the duty of the freeholders...

    I would suggest it is the duty of the freeholders to repair the structure of the building and that would include damp-proofing works to the walls and I presume the leases require all lessees to...
  10. I would suggest you contract a managing agent to...

    I would suggest you contract a managing agent to sort out insurance and essential repairs asap. The leaseholders will be paying for everything anyway so don't lose sleep over it. Use the MA to ensure...
  11. Better still...steer clear of leasehold...

    Better still...steer clear of leasehold properties and in particularly flats!
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    I would never buy leasehold again, it's the work...

    I would never buy leasehold again, it's the work of the devil!
  13. Basically you can do what you like 'inside' a...

    Basically you can do what you like 'inside' a property unless you....

    Change the appearance from the outside (which would require planning permission)

    Contravene Building Regulations (eg such...
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    Lawcruncher, Absolutely!!! We now have our...

    Lawcruncher,

    Absolutely!!!

    We now have our freehold(s) but it took 4 years and a very circuitous route. :(smirk): The cost of the freehold was small in comparison to the legal costs due to a...
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    Interlaken, 999 years surely? After all other...

    Interlaken,

    999 years surely? After all other than the recommended legal costs it will cost nothing. :(clap):
  16. A friend had a car dumped on the end of his...

    A friend had a car dumped on the end of his driveway and both the police and local council weren't interested in it as it was on his private land.
    Somehow it rolled onto the public highway and was...
  17. Should you not have claimed 'Ancient Lights' or...

    Should you not have claimed 'Ancient Lights' or whatever it may have been replaced with when you realised planning may be sought for the plot?
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    For what it's worth I think ram and jpkeates are...

    For what it's worth I think ram and jpkeates are wrong.

    The use as a single private residence for one family is usually included/defined so as to stop use as a HMO (Home of Multiple Occupancy, eg...
  19. Yes, I agree they are outside of service charges...

    Yes, I agree they are outside of service charges and indeed adnimistration charges.

    But aren't 'administration charges' part of the service charge and are often an issue with respect to high...
  20. That applies to service charges not changes to...

    That applies to service charges not changes to your leases. I don't think your costs come into the remit of the FTT.
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    You need to involve an experienced...

    You need to involve an experienced enfranchisement surveyor/valuer.

    However, I not sure what enfranchisement has to do with the rental valye of one flat. You can't enfranchise the freehold of only...
  22. If the loft space is not included in your lease...

    If the loft space is not included in your lease then it is not yours but the freeholder's.

    The way forward may be to purchase the loft space from the freeholder and/or take responsibility for the...
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    We've just signed up for three leases for £600...

    We've just signed up for three leases for £600 each. I suggested one fee for the first one and discount for the next two but couldn't get my solicitor to go with that! To be fair there are some...
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    In my experience managing agents tend to be...

    In my experience managing agents tend to be estate agents who think they know better than everyone else and treat their clients just as badly. When challenged they close ranks and the chances of...
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    jpkeates, Well that sums them up nicely...and...

    jpkeates,

    Well that sums them up nicely...and my experiences in other areas of property services supports that view!

    Sorry.
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