Bill Williams

Registered with Property118.com
Saturday 26th April 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 99

Bill Williams

11:06 AM, 7th March 2020
About 4 weeks ago

Can I use ex-tenant's parent address to serve court papers?

I had a tenant who did a runner during the 1st 6 months of the tenancy. We agreed he could leave, but pay rent up to when a new tenant was in place, but he ran anyway. We found his parents address and served there, the parents contacted him, he contacted my solicitor, so we proceeded to court. Case won with costs. Ex tenant paid by instalments for 4 years.... Read More

Bill Williams

15:07 PM, 29th February 2020
About a month ago

Freeholder refusing responsibility for roof repairs?

Reply to the comment left by Gracie at 29/02/2020 - 15:04
That comment was not very funny. Much easier to sit back and take the ground rent and forgo service charges. Makes for an easy life and sod the client.... Read More

Bill Williams

14:30 PM, 29th February 2020
About a month ago

Freeholder refusing responsibility for roof repairs?

Reply to the comment left by Gracie at 29/02/2020 - 14:26
I have no problem with paying management fees. I pay them on all my other properties with decent management and in return I get service. I have told them the same.... Read More

Bill Williams

17:49 PM, 28th February 2020
About a month ago

Freeholder refusing responsibility for roof repairs?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 28/02/2020 - 17:41
No it is purpose built on a newish estate, purchased new. A common layout, row of terrace houses with 2 flats at each end. Usual story. Developer sold on the freehold. There are several of these flats on the estate, not sure if the houses are freehold or leasehold. The estate grounds and roads come under the separate responsibility of a management company owned by the residents and nothing to do with the freehold owner of the flats.... Read More

Bill Williams

17:17 PM, 28th February 2020
About a month ago

Freeholder refusing responsibility for roof repairs?

Reply to the comment left by Ian Narbeth at 28/02/2020 - 16:57
Thanks Ian
Yes I have a copy of the lease and quoted the relevant clause in my 1st comment.
The Management Co are still holding firm and not accepting responsibility. Their latest reply under., total BS as far as I am concerned.
I am awaiting an opinion from lease org before I bother arguing with them again. Totally pointless arguing with them.
I have no contact details for the other leaseholder affected who does not seem to be conversant with her lease anyway. So on my own with this one.
On the bright side I have got a claim form from their insurer, all I have to do now is get 2 repair quotes and photographs for the property while here in Cyprus and complete the form.

Management Co reply
"Dear Mr Williams
We manage 15,597 properties and are well versed in our responsibilities.
With specific reference to your property the lease does not specific a standard schedule of works with service charge headings that would require the involvement of a property manager on a regular basis. If it did we would appoint a sub-contract manager who would be registered with a redress scheme as they would hold leaseholders funds.
The requirement to be registered with a redress scheme only exists if you hold leaseholders money on account in order to meet the service charge requirements. Insurance and Ground Rent are not leaseholders funds but instead they are defined obligations that you must meet.
In this instant there is a dispute between you and another leaseholder as to who is responsible and as such the matter is not that simple as the liability is not clearly identifiable and we’d need to be in funds from both parties for the full estimate before we will commence any management.
For that reason we believe it is in your interest and economic benefit to arrange the matter between yourselves. If the leaseholders come to the agreement that you’d like us to oversee the matter we will of course do so, subject to being placed in funds with our estimates.
Kind Regards"

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