Louie Burns

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Thursday 8th September 2016


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Louie Burns

10:14 AM, 9th September 2016, About 5 years ago

Any alternative to defaulting on the service charge and getting repossessed?

Hi Linda,

That's no problem at all, Leasehold Law operates across the UK so we can assist you with your properties in Kent and the South West.

All the best,
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Louie Burns

16:43 PM, 8th September 2016, About 5 years ago

Any alternative to defaulting on the service charge and getting repossessed?

Hi Linda,

Very sorry to hear about the problems you’re having with your freeholder, it’s certainly a very difficult situation. I’d suggest that you investigate appointing a manager who will be able to take over management of the property from the freeholder. The First-tier Tribunal (FTT) (Property Chamber) has the power to appoint a manager and/or receiver to manage the property instead of the landlord or his agent.

You’d have to serve a preliminary notice on the landlord stating that this remedy is being sought. If the issues concerned are capable of remedy then you have to give the landlord reasonable time to remedy the situation. Then, if you are still not satisfied that the issues have been remedied, you can make an application to the FTT for a manager to be appointed. You can then nominate a new manager which could be yourself or a professional manager. The FTT will determine the issues and decide if it is just and convenient in all the circumstances to appoint a new manager.

I’m a partner in Leasehold Law, a company that provides expert legal advice on leasehold enfranchisement issues. LL is currently running a free pro bono clinic so I’d encourage you to get in touch for some free advice, just visit http://www.leasehold-law.com for details.

Best of luck and I hope your situation is resolved favourably very soon.
Louie Burns
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