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Phillips and Goddard v Francis: The end of the road?

I wrote a blog earlier this year about the case involving Point Curlew holiday park in Cornwall where the tenants succeeded in a claim against their landlord concerning the proper interpretation of section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act … 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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Service Charges in London: How are they calculated, charged and administered by landlords and paid for by leaseholders?

The London Assembley has published a report asking the questions on everyone’s lips, in response to an apparently bulging mailbag of complaints from residential tenants about their service charges and disputes with their landlords.  My own view is that many … Continue reading

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More pain for the Peverel Group?

Earlier this year I blogged about the financial difficulties that the parent company of some of the country’s biggest property management companies was having.  Pevel Group Limited remains in administration, having been reported to have been used to guarantee borrowings … Continue reading

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Should major works be phased to spread the cost for leaseholders?

I have been writing about a few Upper Chamber (Lands Tribunal) cases recently and I am going to keep with that trend as we go into October!  A recent decision has shed some light on what factors the Leasehold Valuation … Continue reading

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Service Charge Complaints on the rise

If you were watching BBC breakfast this weekend then you will have seen the report that the Leasehold Advisory Service has seen a 46% increase in complaints about service charges in two years (you can read more here: http://bbc.in/qRNGIn). The … Continue reading

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Sometimes the landlord has to do the work itself!

Professional fees are frequently a bone of contention for tenants who perceive that landlords are to quick to instruct professionals and that those professionals treat their service charge funds as a pot of gold.  Once such case that was recently … Continue reading

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