Monthly Archives: April 2011

Leasehold Lawyer is away

Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog.  There will be no new posts during April-May 2011 as I will be away.  Be sure to check back in June 1011 when I will be back at my desk!

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Has there been a better time to try Right to Manage?

With a cloud over the country’s largest Property Management provider, many tenants have woken up to the risks of their managing agent going bust.  Many others complain of poor management from agents who are largely unregulated and largely unaccountable to … Continue reading

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Peverel Group Administration Questions Answered

For those of you who are landlords or tenants of buildings managed by companies forming part of the Peverel Group which was recently placed into administration, the Administrator Zolfo Cooper has published a question and answer for concerned customers/stakeholders at … Continue reading

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Civil Court Fees Increased

From 4 April 2011 Civil Court Fees went up which will affect most types of possession claim.  The key increases to note are: Accelerated Possession Claims: up from £150 to £175.00 Standard Procedure Possession Claims: up from £150 to £175.00 Bailiff … Continue reading

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How do you know when terms are agreed?

If you are involved in the extension of your lease or the acquisition of your freehold under the Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 you may be familiar with the phrase “the Principal Terms of Acquisition”.  This is … Continue reading

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Housing benefit cuts to impact upon private rental market

Earlier this year I blogged about reports of rising rent arrears in the private lettings sector and increasing residential rents.  From yesterday, cuts to Housing Benefit came into force which is very likely to affect a significant proportion of private … Continue reading

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