Christopher Browne

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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 23

Christopher Browne

9:59 AM, 17th October 2016, About 5 years ago

The regeneration of Manchester throughout the years

I'm amazed that this article as comprehensive as it is, makes no mention of Salford Quays / Media City!

Although its a suburb of Manchester, its very much a huge project and will only get bigger in the future; surely this has played a massive part in the growth of Manchester.... Read More

Christopher Browne

10:32 AM, 24th September 2016, About 5 years ago

Can I remortgage when title is not yet updated on land registry?

I have had this problem before. LR are extremely slow to register new builds (around 6 months) and this means, with no registration, no mainstream lender will lend on it (basically a lender lends on the Title of a property not the actual property itself).

A bridging lender may take a different commercial decision on this.

I found LR phone line very helpful so try that as previously suggested.... Read More

Christopher Browne

16:30 PM, 26th November 2014, About 7 years ago

New freeholder not been given my correspondence address

Reply to the comment left by "Mandy Thomson" at "25/11/2014 - 09:07":

Thanks for that Mandy - I see where your pro-active approach paid off, I wish I had thought about that, I fear though its way past that stage now!

I am hopeful that my previous solicitors will come back to me when they have the file out of their archives and hopefully if they have messed up, then I can make a claim against their run-off insurance, assuming that they have the standard 6 year run-off insurance after they went out of business... !!!!... Read More

Christopher Browne

8:45 AM, 25th November 2014, About 7 years ago

New freeholder not been given my correspondence address

Unfortunately this issue has come back now. Apparently the matter was investigated and since has been re-opened by the same solicitors.

The crux of the issue I see is that the new freeholder did not have my correspondence address. Whether this be due to it not being passed on from the previous freeholder or not being passed on by my solicitor at time of purchase.

My leasehold agreement just has my name on it where it says 'buyer' however in a deed of covenant, there is my name and correspondence address.

Mark Smith - I believe all parties to be genuine, and I do owe the ground rent in question however I have never been served with demands to my address, and certainly no Section 5 Notice for the sale of the freehold. Clearly all this information must have gone to my property address and thrown away by the tenants.

My gripe is that its a £500+ penalty not that I owe ground rent. And clearly there must be a breakdown in communication by either, my solicitor, the sellers solicitor, the old freeholder and the new freeholder? (Unfortunately my solicitor has ceased trading but I am in communication with them and the file is being opened from their archives.)

Can anyone help please?... Read More

Christopher Browne

21:32 PM, 18th November 2014, About 7 years ago

Ground rent issue/dispute

Reply to the comment left by "AA Properties Wales " at "18/11/2014 - 08:37":

Thanks for your response - I haven't wished to name the solicitors but may other people have on the internet!... Read More