Ian R

Registered with Property118.com
Tuesday 23rd June 2020

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Partnership

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Latest Comments

Total Number of Property118 Comments: 6

Ian R

11:04 AM, 14th October 2020
About 2 months ago

Service charge - Who is liable?

Paul, refer to the terms of the lease as it should be set out within that vip document. Your question suggests your apartments have exclusive use of this entrance/hallway, so why wouldn’t you contribute to the insurance and upkeep of this area? Even if it’s not your access point, your lease should refer to the apportionment of services charge costs. Your lease may refer to an alternative dispute resolution process e.g. referring a point of disagreement to an independently appointed surveyor/solicitor for their binding opinion. However that route or the FTT may actually cost you much more than many years of contributions.... Read More

Ian R

17:03 PM, 3rd October 2020
About 2 months ago

Freeholders can build 2 floors now without permission - How to object?

Reply to the comment left by Jon D at 03/10/2020 - 13:13
Hi, going RTM will not stop the Landlord as it only gives the ‘powers’ to uphold the terms of the lease and takeover the Landlords responsibilities for the management of the repair, maintenance & Insuring obligations. It not provide the RTM co with the power to ‘stop’ anything to do with extension of the communal areas. RTE (buying freehold) or building regs/fire issues are the key stoppers to obstruct work. Yes, L&T is Landlord and Tenant ;0) Regards Ian... Read More

Ian R

11:05 AM, 2nd October 2020
About 2 months ago

Agency request ICO registration for copy of tenancy?

Reply to the comment left by Sunil Lad at 02/10/2020 - 11:00
Yes, as you are holding their personal data. Anyone can check the ICO register to see entries and what types of data is being kept and processed e.g. if you have a cctv camera on your rented property then you will also need to ensure that is covered under your ICO record.... Read More

Ian R

13:12 PM, 28th September 2020
About 2 months ago

Freeholders can build 2 floors now without permission - How to object?

Along with the other Leaseholders, exercise your rights to enfranchise eg buy your freehold and become the freeholder. Don’t forget that the building regulations and fire reform acts all apply so any works will need proper assessment. Also, under your lease you may have the right to ‘quiet enjoyment’ therefore major disruption is a breach of the lease and you and the other lessees may seek a remedy or compensation for the breach. Going RTM or changing your manager isn’t going to change the freeholders plans. However if you have a L&T controlled building it may be a good thing for you. You only need 50% of lessees to join a RTM company and serve notice and in most cases 4 months later you are responsible for the management of the building as per the terms of the lease.... Read More

Ian R

16:48 PM, 17th August 2020
About 4 months ago

Thank heavens for landlords

Just remember that like any business, your worst employee is what sets the customers perception of your business.

So with Landlords... despite all the laws and rules there are still hundreds (if not thousands) of bad landlords out there In the U.K. As someone who is dealing with a ‘Professionally Bad’ Landlord in Brighton at the moment on behalf of my daughter, backed up by an incompetent letting agent who doesn’t understand the current legal framework, I am shocked by their joint incompetence and that of Brighton Council who seem complicit with their ‘crimes’ of providing shockingly bad HMO’s in this day and age. As someone in the property management sector I am stunned that Rachman era landlords are still active today backed up by letting agents....

They are looking at a new property and the new letting agent is head and shoulders above their previous one - but still isn’t up to date with the legislative requirements for a new tenancy agreement which I have had to point out to them. Sadly, one can only hope a lot of bad landlords are cleared out of the sector by the current financial issues and replaced by more professional landlords and letting agents providing a better quality rental experience.... Read More