Adrian

Registered with Property118.com
Wednesday 7th August 2019


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 4

Adrian

11:49 AM, 6th October 2021, About 4 months ago

Excessive charges for licence to underlet

As in my comment, my problem was that, in my lease it is a 'notice to sublet' and therefore apparently and amazingly it was ruled that this wasn't within the things over which the tribunal has power. If it is stated as an 'administration fee' then you are home and dry and as others have said it is limited to £40 but if it is something else then they seem to be able to charge whatever they like. If someone else has found a way to beat this please let me know.... Read More

Adrian

9:54 AM, 9th August 2019, About 2 years ago

When is an admin charge not an admin charge?

Reply to the comment left by Neil Patterson at 09/08/2019 - 09:51
Ah so, if it were for permission I would be ok, as I believe there is a limit to what can be charged. The bizarre thing seems to be that as long as they just want paying for notice and not for permission there doesn't seem to be a limit to what they can charge.... Read More

Adrian

17:15 PM, 8th August 2019, About 2 years ago

Ongoing tenancy fee for renewal by management company

Reply to the comment left by Charles de Lastic at 07/04/2017 - 13:14
Hello,
I am having a similar challenge with Simarc, is there anyway you can help? My issue is that the law seems to limit administration fees but they say it is a registration fee and amazingly the tribunals seem to have agreed with this determination.
Thanks
Adrian... Read More

Adrian

8:40 AM, 7th August 2019, About 2 years ago

Excessive charges for licence to underlet

Reply to the comment left by Ian Simpson at 29/09/2018 - 18:12
Hello, sorry if I should have checked somewhere else but came across this thread after a similar threat by Simarc. My problem is that they point out that it is not an 'administration fee' but a 'notice to sublet' fee and the leasehold valuation tribunal has ruled in the past that it can't touch these fees (why I cannot understand as it seems to just be a respelling of administration). They won't detail to me what is involved either.
In my lease it says '...unless there shall previously have been executed at the expense of the Tenant and delivered to the Management Company respectively for retention by it a Deed in duplicated expressed to be made between the Landlord of the first part the Tenant of the second part and the Management Company of the third part and the person or persons to whom it is proposed to assign sublet..'
Any tips on breaking through here and getting the £138 fee dropped to something sensible?... Read More