Category Archives: Ask me a question?

Take advantage of this invitation to test out my expertise!

Do I have to pay the landlord’s legal costs?

A vexed question for leaseholders contemplating issuing Leasehold Valuation Tribunal proceedings is whether or not their landlord will be able to charge them for the legal costs it will go on to incur in the proceedings.  Costs provisions in leases are … Continue reading

Posted in Tenant Q & A | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Am I liable for service charge arrears which predate my purchase?

As seen on http://www.leaseholdlife.info : This is an age old question that comes up regularly in the months after a leasehold purchase when managing agents/landlord’s chase arrears, complete the annual service charge accounts and issue deficit invoices. Helpfully, like many legal … Continue reading

Posted in Ask me a question?, Leasehold Opinion, Tenant Q & A | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Why won’t my tenant leave after the section 21 notice expires?

I have seen a recent up turn in the number of landlords having to issue possession proceedings against their tenants after the expiry of a section 21 notice.  There is a common theme in these claims. The response of the … Continue reading

Posted in Ask me a question?, Landlord Q & A, Leasehold Opinion | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Were you listening?

It has taken me a little while to blog about my radio appearance as immedietely afterwards I had to prepare for a two day trial at the beginning of this week on the question of “it is a lease or … Continue reading

Posted in Ask me a question?, Landlord Q & A, News | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment