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12:59 PM, 12th February 2018, About 4 years ago

Freeholder refuses section 22 request

Reply to the comment left by David Atkins at 12/02/2018 - 11:34
Hi David, thanks for you reply. Well I simply need a copy of all doc for processing. There is no way process all doc within limited time in their office, nor one can mentally scan all doc in mind, which I suspect may have been their intention to make it difficult.
I’m aware of other management firm simply provide soft copy on requests, not this one.
The question really is whether they are allowed to offer office visit ONLY but charge for soft copy under section 22.... Read More


10:13 AM, 10th January 2018, About 4 years ago

Extortion to pay their own management company!

Hi Neil,
Sorry if I made it misunderstood and I couldn't amend any wordings now. I'm the leaseholder here, and questioning how can the management company which in face is the freeholder, charge such themselves such high management fee with leaseholder money, as well as other astronomical fees.
Thanks... Read More


11:45 AM, 15th December 2017, About 4 years ago

Annual Notice of Subletting Fee £90+VAT without any communication?

Thanks Neil, Mark.

The lease on this particular leasehold property only states:
Not to assign or transfer the property without prior freeholder written consent, there is no clause mentioning fee or charge for this.
Furthermore, the wording is assign or transfer, not sublet or underlet.

The management company is called Y and Y property management, in fact it's also the freeholder. It probably is the most ugly and disgusting company in the country, as I had a few encounters previously them and their director. There are some reviews online, all of which are worse than negative.

I guess the question really is,

1. Are they allowed to add such fee into service charge?
2. Are they allowed to charge such fee on annual basis?

Thanks... Read More


11:37 AM, 24th March 2017, About 5 years ago

Wall hung letter box in corridor disallowed?

Hi Gary, Rob,
It's not primarily for security reasons, but more for modernisation. This is a flat, not a house, it's very dated to have letter thrown through the door. All my other flats have centralised postbox area either for the building or the floor the flat is on.

My question is really in terms of lease, what's my position is?
The corridor outside my flat is "closed-up" area with a door, so this area is for access to my flat only, not leads to any other flats, if this makes any difference to my position.

I will check the lease regarding the fixture in communal area as suggested by Gary.
Thanks... Read More


15:08 PM, 20th May 2016, About 6 years ago

What is the eviction process for company let?

Thanks Neil, Charles, Robert!

I understand that it's not going to be an AST(evenit says AST in the title), it is that the term of the agreement is a normal AST template (drafted by a letting agent in the same form as for their normal residential tenants):
12 months tenancy with 6 month break clause;
two months notice after fixed period
no sublet

It is now 6 weeks towards the end of the tenancy and I did notify in an informal email to end/not continue the tenancy with the firm.

Subletting is not a big issue per ser since rents come in, but I wanted to understand my legal position if I had to evict them, say after the tenancy ends and the sister company stills put their clients in my apartment.

From my understanding since it's not an AST, hence less protection towards the "tenant", but how much easier for landlord to evict such "tenant" in reality and what process one needs to go through and for how long?

Many thanks... Read More