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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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Daejan Investments Ltd -v- Benson: The landlord prevails…..

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the long awaited Daejan Investments Ltd v Benson and others section 20 dispensation appeal and found in favour of the landlord by a majority of 3 to 2.   The case was typical … Continue reading

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Channel 4 Dispatches : The Truth About Leaseholds (#PropertyNightmare)

Last night on Channel 4, Morland Sanders took a quick 30 minute look at some of the worst excesses of the leasehold property system.  What did we learn from his brief sojourn into the world of residential landlord and tenant … 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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Freehold insurance rip off!

The Independent on Sunday recently reported on systematic overcharging of long leasehold tenants by their landlords (http://www.independent.co.uk/money/spend-save/agents-using-brokers-to-overcharge-leaseholders-2247042.html).  Insurance commission remains a valuable benefit to portfolio landlords.  They are able to go to market with a number of premises and reach a … Continue reading

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Tenants don’t have to enfranchise the smallest possible qualifying unit

I haven’t written a blog on an enfranchisement for a few weeks and that means that I have not yet commented upon the recent Court of Appeal decision in Craftrule Ltd v 41-60 Albert Palace Mansions (Freehold) Ltd [2011] EWCA Civ … Continue reading

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