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Avon Freeholds Ltd v Regent Court RTM Ltd: Substantial Compliance in RTM claims

Freeholders are often reluctant to allow tenants to follow the right to manage process brought in under the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002. This has resulted in many technical challenges to tenants attempts to invoke the right to manage … Continue reading

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The 18 Month Rule: When does the clock start running?

The 18 month rule can often be a headache for landlords and managing agents. Equally it is viewed by some residential tenants as a loophole for avoiding payment for services that they have enjoyed the benefit of but would rather not pay for.  … Continue reading

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The first steps towards regulation of the property management industry?

There have been calls for formal regulation of the Property Management industry for as long as I can remember but successive governments have ignored these calls on the basis that while there are a few rogue operators in any sector, the … Continue reading

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Nearly isn’t good enough!

Well that is the message for landlords and managing agents in making service charge demands to long leasehold tenants.  Since October 2007 it has been a mandatory requirement to serve certain prescribed information with a demand for service charges.  The … Continue reading

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Service charge deficits/surplus’ must be calculated within a reasonable time

My most recent blog looked at what is often called the “18 month rule” which disallows landlords from recovering service charge expenditure where it is demanded more than months after the expenditure was incurred.  Most long residential leases require that … Continue reading

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Are roof space leases now compromised by enfranchisement rights?

When we think of collective enfranchisement, we generally see it in simple black and white terms.  The tenants are going to acquire the freehold of their building from their landlord.  In many cases this is exactly how the process operates.  … Continue reading

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