BernieW

Registered with Property118.com
Thursday 9th April 2020

Location
Southampton

Trading Status
Joint

Providing essential rental accommodation since
2010

Number of rental properties owned
0 - 5

Insures properties through a broker recommended by Property118
No


Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 28

BernieW

12:57 PM, 9th September 2020
About 2 weeks ago

BernieW

12:59 PM, 8th September 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Lease Extension and Marriage Value?

All freeholders and/or their managing agents will procrastinate, obfuscate and delay. It's in their financial interest to do so. I did a YouTube video about it, if you care to search it out.

The best thing to do is engage the services of a leasehold specialist solicitor and serve a section 42 notice. Then, and only then, negotiate with the freeholder to see if a better informal deal can be agreed.

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BernieW

13:31 PM, 3rd September 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Title split for house redevelopment?

This is something we do all the time. Speak to Richard Spencer at Converse Law https://converselaw.com/richardspencersolicitor who will be able to sort out the leases as a 'transfer' between your two companies, with no SDLT payable.... Read More

BernieW

16:55 PM, 24th August 2020
About a month ago

11 Leaseholders in service charge arrears?

Reply to the comment left by ScottE at 22/08/2020 - 09:45
There's information about a Tribunal appointed Manager here >https://berniewales.co.uk/tribunal-appointed-manager/ and here > https://www.lease-advice.org/lease-glossary/appointment-of-a-manager/
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BernieW

14:26 PM, 21st August 2020
About a month ago

11 Leaseholders in service charge arrears?

The answers to your questions are:
1) You could take the freeholder to Court in connection with his/her/its breach of the terms of the lease. However, the freeholder will claim they can't do anything about the breach as the RTMCo took over the management functions of the leases. That doesn't excuse the lack of Court action to recover arrears - but there is probably a clause in your lease which states the freeholder only has to enforce the terms of the lease against another leaseholder if you cover all the costs - which I guess you don't want to do.
2) Yes. You don't want to breach the terms of your lease by not paying what you are legally obliged to pay. Two wrongs do not make a right.
3) No. But if the charges are "unreasonable" then you can apply to the First-tier Tribunal to get a determination as to what is reasonable, and then only pay that amount.
4) I would get the RTMCo and their agents to do their job. There are other ways to get arrears in, if the freeholder won't threaten forfeiture. In addition to that, I'd consider approaching the First-tier Tribunal for the Appointment of a Manager ... a 'court appointed' manager who will run the building professionally and objectively, under a management order issued by the Tribunal.

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