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12:37 PM, 1st July 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Are we overlooking anything?

Yes, you are overlooking some things:

1. The leaseholders pay most of your valuation and legal fees;
2. They will pay you some money for the privilege of extending the lease, which is a valuable right - to them.

Your situation sounds unusual and potentially quite complex, so please take professional advice from a valuer and solicitor who have the right lease extension experience.

Visit the government website which will give you more info on the process generally, but will probably not cover your specific circumstances, but the right advisers can guide you through it.... Read More

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12:56 PM, 30th June 2020
About 2 weeks ago

Neighbour might object to Airbnb?

The freeholder is only entitled to enforce within the terms of the lease, nothing more, and you should check on your ability to sublet. You should be able to get a copy from the land registry (although it may be the same as the lease to your current flat).... Read More

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11:49 AM, 24th June 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Guarantors for rent - worth the hassle?

His mother loves him, and she threw him out.

You don't love him, and you won't be able to get him out.

Still thinking about it?... Read More

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16:59 PM, 23rd June 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Government plans to help construction in coronavirus recovery

“ The government continues to listen to all parts of industry to see what further support may be required.”
Landlords perhaps?

Well, any support would be welcome, further support is too much to ask...... Read More

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13:38 PM, 22nd June 2020
About 3 weeks ago

Extension of eviction ban for commercial leases

Commercial property companies, just as residential landlords, do not have bottomless pits of cash able to withstand vast numbers of unpaid rents. Doubtless in time this will also filter through to the pension firms, many of whom are heavily invested in property companies.
Sadly this government seems incapable of joining any dots whatsoever or strategically working through the unintended consequences of whatever is today’s latest knee jerk populist decision.... Read More