Harlequin Garden

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Saturday 24th May 2014


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Total Number of Property118 Comments: 201

Harlequin Garden

22:32 PM, 17th January 2022, About 4 days ago

Major works gone bad - Decisions?

The situation/rectification is removing the windows of 120 flats and replacing them. Hardly an easy or inexpensive task, my question was really if anyone has come across poor decisions made by the Freeholder (it is not the managing agents who caused this, they have done their best with the useless contractors) it was the Freeholder's surveyor who made this decision based on inspection of around 5/6 flats out of all of them.
A section 20 was issued of course, this is part of major works and still ongoing but the rest will be done under our watch.... Read More

Harlequin Garden

18:52 PM, 17th January 2022, About 5 days ago

Major works gone bad - Decisions?

We are taking over the Freehold in a month or so - just waiting for a completion date, it has been held up by this fiasco so the future is in hand - what is not is the damage done to the flats by this decision (by the Freeholder's surveyor) to refurbish the windows and not replace... Read More

Harlequin Garden

15:17 PM, 10th January 2022, About 2 weeks ago

Kitchen Conversion - Planning Permission?

No expert but my view would be for any queries on planning for a property you are thinking of purchasing take out an indemnity insurance for it - and do not contact the council, get the seller to pay the premium.

Something I've done a couple of times when I can see (minor) works with no planning record.... Read More

Harlequin Garden

23:57 PM, 18th December 2021, About a month ago

Hazard Awareness Notice?

It may. The management company is looking into it but each unit has a £1000 excess we are getting quotes of around £800 to redo the air handling per unit assuming all need doing but all will have to be checked.... Read More

Harlequin Garden

12:12 PM, 14th December 2021, About a month ago

Hazard Awareness Notice?

Reply to the comment left by Mike in Worthing at 14/12/2021 - 11:22
Thanks, excess heat is poorly fitted extracts, no insulation on the pipes, issues with the heating valves and user error with tenants not putting on the poorly working extracts - also vents blocked.
I've no idea if the Freeholder is liable, this is something I am hoping but no way of telling, most if not everything seems to come down to the leaseholders to pay for. The buck always seems to stop with the leaseholder when it comes to paying for anything - but if this did not comply with building control yet signed off surely there must be liability - but common sense is not always the case with property I've found.
Haven't looked at the lease for this - this is not the first freeholder, it was sold within months of the building being finished and many of the leaseholders are overseas investors it took months to drag up the 50% needed for the RTM. Central London and many leaseholders investors so not up for spending a lot of money on a freehold.
We have a few strong members of the RTM - one very strong - a bit too strong.... Read More